It is unlikely that you or I will be awarded a Nobel Prize for our contribution to society nor will we ever receive world or national recognition for our good deeds. Should that stop us from getting involved in making life better for others? I sure hope not.
Jesus was very clear when He said there comes a time when social conditions are such they demand all from us, " Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will keep it" (Luke 17:33). This definitely reveals there is no comfort zone for those who must make the difference for the good of all. There are many opportunities to get involved to make life better even though the list may seem too overwhelming. All that is needed is to use your eyes and ears to what's around you and you will know what needs to be done; go for it.
"We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in general Congress assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name and by the authority of the good people of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent States, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliance, establish commerce, and do all other acts and things which independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."
As much as we admire the uniqueness of the U.S. Constitution, who many nowadays want to destroy, the colonists were not motivated by a great document such as the Constitution because it did not exist. Their inspiration came from the greatest document that all of humanity can have access to. Pay close attention to the words of James Madison: "The future and success of America is not in this Constitution, but in the laws of God upon which this Constitution is founded." Did you get that? The Laws of God are the foundation for all of the social institutions of these United States of America.
The Founding Father's understanding of fundamental biblical truths gave them an insight on how to structure the civil government to effectively be the servant of the people not the other way around as it is now. They established three branches of government to protect against unrestrained pursuit of their own self-interests and their hunger for absolute power. They established checks and balances to keep a rein on those branches from becoming a den of robbers and promoters of infanticide and all kinds of unspeakable immorality.
What we are learning lately is that we have some very toxic congressional members. Everything seems to indicate that we now almost have a runaway government system. Is the constitutional, federal republic of limited powers dead and now merely functioning as a presidential system as taught in the universities? How much resemblance remains of the government of limited, enumerated powers that was established in 1787? If we remain on this road, what future do you think awaits America?All Sermons by Nena Arias