“Are you for us, or for our adversaries? No; but I am the commander of the army of the Lord” (Joshua 5:13-14).
Is God an American? Is He a Republican? Is He a Democrat? Is God King and Defender of our nation? In Christian thought God has been often invoked for political ends, but history shows He will not be so used.
We are not just another country, but neither are we God’s chosen people. We should not believe that America is God’s chosen nation. God established one chosen nation and people: the Jews. We are not Israel. We are not God’s gift to the world.
There is no doubt we drink from wells we did not dig and we eat fruit from trees we did not plant. We will no doubt be judged nationally and individually with stricter judgment for “unto whom much is given, much is required.” We expect blessing, but we have done plenty to expect judgment.
Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States, was asked whether God was on his side and he replied, “I do not care whether God is on my side; the important question is whether I am on God’s side, for God is always right.”
Our greatest gift to this country is to return to biblical priorities of the church, and, more importantly, in so doing we will be pleasing to our Heavenly Father.