Falling Foundations

Roger Babson was a widely respected economist and entrepreneur who wrote numerous books and articles on financial issues. Once, while visiting the Argentine republic, he was asked, “Why is it that South America, with all of its natural resources, is so far behind North America, notwithstanding that South America was settled first?” 

After a moment’s thought, the financier replied with a question of his own. “What do you think is the reason?” 

“South America was settled by the Spanish who came in search of gold,” answered the president, “but North America was settled by the Pilgrim Fathers who went there in search of God.” 

Warned Babson, “May we never forget the foundation upon which our permanent prosperity is based.”  

Years ago David wrote, “The foundations of law and order have collapsed. What can the righteous do?” Have we as a nation forgotten those words of wisdom? We enjoy our heritage of greatness and free government because our forefathers had a deep faith in God. Our Bill of Rights came into being because they believed in the Word of God. 

Where do we stand today? Is our very foundation collapsing around our feet? And if so, what are we to do? 

“If my people – who are called by My Name - will humble themselves and pray, seek My face and turn from their wickedness, then and only then will I hear them!” 

Prayer: Lord, it is our responsibility as Christians to do what we need to do to restore our nation – now! May we not fail in doing what is right! In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

Scripture For Today: The foundations of law and order have collapsed. What can the righteous do? Psalm 11:3 

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