by Stan Coffey

The Greatest Nation
Stan Coffey
Psalm 33:12
May 26, 2002

It does my heart good to know that we're a church that not only teaches boys and girls the Word of God, but we also teach them to be patriots, to love our country, and to honor our flag. Amen? We need to give the Lord a hand of praise for that. I'd like to just give the invitation but I want to read to you from God's Word this morning. It you'd like to turn, it will be from Psalm 33:12. I'll just speak briefly today on "The Greatest Nation", the greatest nation. Psalm 33:12 the Bible says "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord and the people whom He hath chosen for His own inheritance." Boys and girls you reminded us this morning of so many great things about our heritage. The history of America has been wrapped around with the blessings of God. From the very beginning God gave America a Lord, Himself. God gave America a land, this wonderful land. God gave America a law, the Constitution founded upon the principles of God's holy Word, the Bible. "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord."

The Medo-Persians built a great nation, but it crumbled and fell with debauchery and decay. The ancient Egyptians had a civilization that flourished under Joseph, but soon a Pharaoh arose who knew not the God of Joseph. The nation went down into defeat. Alexander the Great conquered the world at age 32 and he wept because there were no more worlds to conquer. He died at 32 years of age an alcoholic and a failure. Rome became the proud ruler of the world. With the iron boot of Rome ruling the world of its known time, Rome fell through decadence and decay. In contrast to other nations, America has risen to unparalleled power, unparalleled greatness, because America's God has been the Lord.

I want you to think for a moment about what makes this the greatest nation. We think first of all of the greatness of our natural resources. Every commodity needed to man is found in America, whe ...

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