October 20, 2017
"Put them in fear, O LORD! Let the nations know that they are but men! Selah" - Psalm 9:20 (ESV)
Money, pleasure, and power are what nations suppose they possess and they are intoxicated by the vapors that emanate from the altars built to these false gods.
It was not just the ancient imperial cults that were lured into self-importance and nationalistic superiority, it is the trap that any political entity, nation, or state is drawn to.
The antidote is reverence ... at least enough to know that we ("we" because this nation is if us, the people) are mere men.
We must walk humbly before God and among the nations.