Friday, August 10, 2012

In God (not Government) we Trust!

When I hear people talk about the ‘government’ as the ultimate fail-safe that will always take care of us, I wonder if they realize it is just made up of very average people who work 40 hours a week and take their families to the movies on the weekend.  As a former government supervisor, I know some are trustworthy; some are not. But believe me—there are no super-humans among them!

In a recent survey, 55 percent of Americans believe they can trust the government if disaster strikes. Do you believe our government can take care of 312 million people if there is a financial collapse, a pandemic, or power grid failure! Yet, a majority of Americans say, “In Government we trust.” 

Conversely, our National motto is “In GOD we trust.” But over the last decades our government is running away from that creed, having outlawed Bible and prayer from schools and now trying to eliminate any trace of God from the public square—the latest being a movement to take the words “In God we trust” off our currency.

I don’t know about you, but I am not putting much trust in a government that doesn’t trust in God. “Don't put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there” (Ps. 146:3).

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