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Renewing Your Passion for America (8 of 10)
Series: Restoring Your Passion for Life
Psalm 33:12; Psalm 9:17
Today we are going to talk about ‘‘Renewing Your Passion For America.’’ I trust you have a passion for America. But I believe among believers that passion needs to be renewed in a spiritual sense. So I want us to look at the message today ‘‘Renewing Your Passion For America’’ in Psalm 33:12 and Psalm 9:17.
Psalm 33:12 ‘‘Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.’’
God said this to the nation of Israel. He wasn’t talking about the nation of America specifically but you know it is a principle that can apply to any nation. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. If you stop there, he is talking about any nation who will make the Lord their God. And America certainly made the Lord her God in the early beginning.
Psalm 9:17 ‘‘The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.’’
And that is certainly true as well. We have seen in history every nation that has rejected God has been rejected by God. And has gone down and has been destroyed as a nation. Well this weekend, the dedication of the World War II Memorial is a fitting tribute to the greatest generation who are leaving us at the rate of 8,000 souls per day. These men and women who gave their lives in many cases, these men and women who as young teenagers left the shores of America and fought in the great World War II that you and I might be free. We celebrate Memorial Day, a day that has come to be a day when we celebrate all of those who have served in the Armed Forces and all of those who have given their lives in all the wars that have been fought. And we celebrate the loss of our loved ones as well. Memorial Day is a wonderful time because it brings us back and reminds us of those that we should remember, those people who have been willing to pay the price for freedom.
And America ...
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