Happy Flag Day
“Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.”
What is Flag Day?
On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14. Many Americans celebrate Flag Day by displaying the Red, White and Blue in front of homes and businesses. The day commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States.
On this Flag Day we are ever reminded of the wickedness our our nation but are in observance of the righteous souls that abide within it’s borders. So, we ask the question; What does our Flag stand for?
As we ponder the building block of true liberty, we can see it’s elements within this brief but powerful paragraph:
“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
Let’s look at this pledge:
I – meaning the individual. It is an individual choice to follow & defend our nation.
Pledge – A solemn vow or promise to keep one’s word or taken an oath to perform.
Allegiance – Loyalty of a citizen to his or her idea of government or the country.
To The Flag – The symbol of liberty, peace and freedom to all Americans.
Of The United States Of America – The country to which swear allegiance.
And To The Republic – An area where it’s free citizens can vote for it’s laws & ideas.
For Which It Stands – America stands for life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness.
One Nation – Many states, countries & territories all united under one banner.
Under God – We trust in our Supreme Creator & Praise Him as We Pray To Him.
Indivisible – Many with different ideas but all agree that liberty & freedom is king.
With Liberty – Free from captivity, bondage and entangling oppression.
And Justice – Righteousness! Holding accountable those that transgress law.
For All – Every CITIZEN has the right to tap into these resources with fear.
America is great because humble people submitted themselves to the idea of America, a country of freedom and religious independence. We have the right to pray and worship who or whatever we want. Our Flag gives us that right. I have no issue with those that respect the Flag and what it stands for while being a productive citizen of our country. However, there are those that come into our country who consume it’s resources and criticize and scoff our Flag. This is American blasphemy and downright disrespect. The same makes you a thief and a robber. As we reflect on our Flag, let’s remember the immortal words of JFK when he said “Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country.” America has a responsibility to serve, honor and respect God and His statutes as we live the victorious Christian life. In tomorrow’s devotional we will continue with our musical focus. Join us again as we address real life issues with biblical answers on Worship With Willie.