From Exodus 19:5: “Now, therefore, if you obey My voice and keep My covenant, you shall be My treasured possession out of all the peoples. Indeed, the whole earth is Mine.”
Obeying God’s law
All shall fall short
Flesh’s evil tort
Sowing falsehood’s seeds
Flesh’s sinful chains
Flesh’s final breath
Praising Risen Lord
New freedom’s call
Grace building faith’s wall
From Galatians 6:14-15: “May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to Me and I to the world. For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything, but a new creation is everything!”
Throughout history, many nations have attempted to mold and shape other lands into their own image. Terms such as imperialism, colonization, and nation building sometimes come to mind. It is worth noting that the British attempted to establish a foothold on the American continent starting in 1607. By the mid-1770s, their plans for a continuing American empire were crumbling. Few, if any other nations, have learned from this lesson in history . . . America included.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return.
Nelson Mandela overcame oppression and imprisonment to become President of South Africa (1994-1999). His unwavering opposition to the nation’s policy of apartheid led to much change in his beloved country.