A House Divided

  In late January, our President will likely deliver the State of the Union Address. The world will listen again as America both applauds and ridicules the position of our leaders on issues like defending freedom on foreign soil, the sanctity of life, caring for our elderly and educating our youth. It is not my purpose here, to offer a discourse on any politically motivated topic, but to point out that which must seem so obvious to the world, America is a house divided.

  We live in a land that no one can deny is God blessed—but not forever. Our liberties came to us at great cost to those who hungered for them and loved them more than life. These same individuals set out to establish what has been called, “One Nation Under God.” Contrary to popular opinion, it is not these great men who made our nation great; it was the Great God of these men. The fact is, that these men were great men because they had a great God. Men cease to be great when they cease to walk with God, and great nations fail for lack of great men.

  My friends, the dividing lines in our nation are not drawn between political parties, they are drawn between good and evil. America will continue to be blessed as it continues to be good, but our unity on the side of righteousness and goodness is weakening. We are indeed a house divided, and God has said, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: (Matthew 12:25).”

  Lest I appear to be the prophet of doom, let me quickly add, There is hope! Our nation can certainly be united again under God. The burden though, is not on those who have strayed, but on those who remain “under God.” The solution is stated by God Himself, who says, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2Chronicles 7:14).”