STAND UP FOR WHAT’S RIGHT.
In 1831, the French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville came to America desiring to know what made this nation so great and so different from any other country in the world. He studied our government, our schools, our industry, and our religion. After spending two years here, he concluded that it was the goodness of the people that made this nation so special in the eyes of the world. He found men and women who put others before themselves and concluded that “America is great because America is good; once America ceases to be good, it ceases to be great.”
Let me ask you a question: Do you have goals in life outside of yourself? Do you set goals for your character, your family, and your nation? Stand up for what you believe. Sure, the opposition will come after you, but let it come. Would you rather get run over standing up or lying down? “Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass” (Ps. 37:3–5).
PRAYER FOR TODAY
Lord, I would never dream of comparing myself to You. I am so limited in my giving and my ability to love and provide for others. I guess that’s what makes You so special—You are limit-less. There is nothing You can’t or won’t do for Your children, and there is nothing but good You want done. Lord, I thank You and praise You today for the confidence that comes from knowing You are my Father.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Is America still great? Is America still good? The answer depends on you!