The cure for our land is found in the Word of God
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” – 1 Peter 5:6
The Oxford Concise English Dictionary defines “humble” as having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s own importance. Does this definition fit in today’s world when the haughty are as boastful and cruel in their deliberations towards the poor and needy?
Deuteronomy is the last of the Pentateuch, the first five Books of The Bible, and herein Moses restates the law and issues a call for commitment and obedience. He also prophesies of Christ and Israel’s history.
So, in the eighth chapter he opens with “All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers. And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these 40 years in the wilderness to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments.
Not because I am not substantially re-numerated means that persons who are in dire need do not reach out to me. I told someone that daily I am like the ambulance that is always on call for emergencies, whether they be financially broken, socially imbalanced or spiritually crushed.
We are going through a lot in our nation. There was a time when we lived in peace in our land. There was a time when we held each other’s hand. There was a time when we live as one — but look at us now! No peace in our land; no more holding hands. Young men have no respect for life and commit armed robberies, and senseless killings, leaving families in grief, and national distress.
It was the year 2000 that I wrote the song below, and had it recorded.
The cure for our land is found in the Word of God. If you fully obey the Lord God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God.
You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.
Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed. You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out. The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.
The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he I giving you.
The Lord will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in his ways. Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord and they will fear you.
The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground in the land he swore to your forefathers to give you.
The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land I season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.
The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top never at the bottom
Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them.
As a nation it is time we acknowledge that added to the gift of God giving us His only begotten Son as our Savior and Redeemer, He has given us the most beautiful and peaceful place on earth to be called our homeland.
Let us humble ourselves, pray, seek God’s face, turn from, O my Lord, our wicked ways, no other nation on earth will be blessed as we are. He gave us the sea for our wealth and the land for our health.
We pray for our leadership as they travel to other lands to tell them if they join and invest with us, we will do them good and not bad. Without humility, wisdom, knowledge and understanding, futility will be the order of the day.