“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits;” (Psalm 103:1-2, NASU)
Often you will hear speakers, especially politicians (who always seem to be campaigning) end their message with, “And may God bless America.” But this may not be as common as it once was, as many of them now no longer acknowledge the real God. Though some may still continue to speak of God publicly on occasion, when politically correct, I tend to think that privately their lives would tell another tale. Many of their actions and votes do speak loud and clear of their actual beliefs.
And it is not just those holding public office that want us to believe that they too believe in the Living God. Many other appointed or self-appointed leaders, including judges, teachers, public servants, businessmen, entertainers, and sports figures, the ones who seek the public’s following and attention, and get it, may speak of God, but the one they refer to is also not the real God. If whom they speak of truly was, then their actions would also prove to be much different than their words.
Am I judging? Yes, and you should too. If we don’t have any solid basis on which to determine what characteristics and lifestyles to uphold, then whatever we too stand on will be no better. For that, we also will be judged by the Almighty Judge.
But my purpose in writing this message isn’t to point out the faults and sins of others, but rather to make us stop and think as to what we are really listening to, who we are listening to, and what we allow into our minds, souls and spirits each and every day, knowingly or unknowingly.