In God We Trust – Day Seventeen

“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

Those words, written by Samuel Adams in 1780 could not be more true than they are today. Many of the men and women who hold some of our highest offices are extremely vain, meaning they have an “excessively high opinion of their abilities and worth.” These self-serving politicians act as though they represent a certain party, rather than representing the people who voted them into office. They aspire to the next highest office, to the wealth, the power, and the prestige that comes with each rung of the ladder they climb. Samuel Adams saw much of that in early America when the highest offices were held by men loyal to Britain. He was a proud American revolutionary and one of the founding fathers of our great country. He was a member of the Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration of Independence, organizer of the Boston Tea Party, and a driving force behind the 2nd Amendment. After retiring from Congress he served as governor of Massachusetts from 1793 to 1797.

It’s time for us to listen to Mr. Adams words of wisdom. It’s time for the experienced patriots of America to rise to the challenge, to fight for America. These “modern day patriots” won’t be fighting with muskets, swords and cannons, nor will they fight on bloody battlefields of our beautiful America. These “Christian Patriots” will do their fighting in the prayer closets of their homes. They know the “King of Kings” will fight for them “against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12). Christian voices need to be heard in the prayer closet, in the halls of Congress, and in the voting booth on November 3. Are you fighting for America?

“The name of the Lord (says the Scripture) is a strong tower; thither the righteous flee and are safe (Proverbs 18:10). Let us secure His favor and He will lead us through the journey of this life and at length receive us to a better.” – Samuel Adams