Today is Veterans Day. It is a day that we set aside to remember those who have served and given their lives in our Armed Forces.
Do you ever think about what it is or who they are defending? Men, women and children left England because of the tyranny of the king’s rule, the taxes and freedom of religion (generically speaking of our nation’s founding). We are still fighting for those rights today.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” — The Declaration of Independence
The pursuit of these rights can’t be taken away.
Psalm 82:3 says Defend the poor and fatherless. Do justice to the afflicted and needy.
Defend is to protect from harm and danger. Do is to attend to the wants and needs of; to take care of. Justice is the conformity to truth, fact or reason; to do what is right.
By definition, that verse means that we are to protect the poor, fatherless, afflicted and needy from harm and danger by attending to their needs by doing what is right. Does that not sound like America and what this country has stood for?
We are privileged to live in this country. I am privileged to have the right to worship the Almighty God, my Savior, Jesus Christ. I am blessed that I live without fear when I attend a service on Sunday or join my fellow brothers and sisters in studying the word during the week or on this media.
Men and women have died protecting these rights and privileges that we so often take for granted. They have gone to foreign lands where these rights and privileges have no standing. Words will never repay what they witnessed, endured, lost. The same for their families.
When the call comes, who will you fight for? What will you fight for?
We are all foreigners here. Our time is borrowed. One day ALL will stand and give an account of what we have and haven’t done. Whose side will you be counted?