Now when the people complained, it displeased the Lord, for the Lord heard it, and His anger was aroused. Numbers 11:1
When watching the news or talking with your friends, do you ever find yourself grumbling and complaining about the state of our nation? Better watch out. God doesn’t like complaining.
In his 1837 Farewell Address, President Andrew Jackson said, “But you must remember, my fellow citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing. . . . May He who holds in His hands the destinies of nations make you worthy of the favors He has bestowed and enable you, with pure heart and pure hands and sleepless vigilance, to guard and defend to the end of time the great charge He has committed to your keeping.”
In light of that quote, I ask you:
1) Have you refrained from complaining about the state of our nation?
2) Have you been willing to pay the price of liberty?
3) Have you been vigilant to guard and defend this great gift the Lord has committed to our keeping?
If your answer is “no” to:
Question 1 - shut up.
Question 2 - put up.
Question 3 - stand up.
In my humble opinion.
Lord, forgive us for whining and equip us to pass the torch of freedom to the next generation. Amen