A Nation’s heart
"Listen to Me, you who know righteousness, a people in whose heart is My law; do not fear the reproach of man, nor be dismayed at their revilings. - ISAIAH 51:7
How do you measure a nation’s heart? One of the clearest indicators is the quality of its heroes. By noting the people a country honors, you have much insight into the national heart. There is hardly anything as heady as fame. Look at the folks who get the exorbitant salaries and become the idols in the cult of celebrity and you will understand the heart of the people.
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,” says PSALMS 33:12. Countries rooted in God’s word don’t have to fear the scorns, snarls and derisions of opponents. The era of terrorism is ablaze with threatenings and revilings. The terrorist age is a test of the hearts of nations. If a people honor God as revealed in the Bible and through Jesus Christ as their Hero, they need not succumb to fear.
Not every citizen of a country will honor God. The way a nation makes Him its Hero is by rooting His principles in its heart. Alexis de Tocqueville came to America to study its successful revolution after living through the disastrous upheaval in his native France. In America, he discovered a “new state of things” created by the “religious aspect of the country.” As long as the national heart enshrined God’s principles, she was safe, even though under threat and attack.
Pray that our Nation’s heart will be centered on God and His word.