Let’s be careful not to conflate patriotism with our faith. While we understand the political ideals behind sayings like, “America first!” We must understand and realize that we are not primarily Americans. We are Christians first. We are citizens of God’s kingdom first. It is a fine thing to want to strengthen our country’s moral fabric, economy, defenses, industry, agriculture, and infrastructure, but Let’s not lose sight of whose kingdom we truly should be serving. God’s word says, “…“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.…” Matthew 6:33 NASB Don’t be worried or anxious about America’s position in the world, or its greatness. Our needs are not provided for by being American. They are provided by God. Worrying about our status as Americans, at the expense of the truths of the Christian faith, is a serious detriment to both. So go ahead and be patriotic, and remember to preach the gospel to everyone you can. Live to seek God. Seek what He has said is good, righteous, and just.
After all, A Christian America, is a great America!
|25“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26“Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27“And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? 28“And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin,29yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 30“But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace,will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! 31“Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ 32“For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.34“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:25-34 NASB provided for context.
In context this is about worry and anxiety over the necessary things of life. The verse cited above, is also about that. We shouldn’t be so worried about America as to conflate patriotism with our faith. Seek God’s kingdom first and He will provide for you.