There is a wicked spirit of pride that pervades America today, and here is what it says- 'We can make America great again, because we made her great in the first place.'" Friends, no human being can make us great again, because it wasn't humans that made us great in the first place. Alexis de Tocqueville said it best- “America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” Today, we have ceased from goodness (faith in God, and righteous living), and thus are rapidly losing our greatness. Here are three things that I believe we need in order to "Make America Good Again."
First, we need to start praying. (II Chronicles 7:14). We say that it is terrible that prayer has been removed from our schools, and it is terrible. But which is worse, the ungodly removing prayer from the schools, or Christians neglecting prayer in our homes? The founding fathers prayed to an Almighty God for deliverance, protection, and wisdom; why are we so proud that we think we can fix our problems ourselves?
Second, we must start living with purity. Proverbs 13:34 says, "Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people." John Adams said this- "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." America will never be right again, until we become righteous again.
Third, we have to start praising God again. Psalm 35:28 "And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long." John 12:32 says, "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me." May our lives, homes, churches, and government once again be filled with true praise, as we glorify God with our thoughts, words, motives, and actions!
Alexis de Tocqueville said, "Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.” America will only become "great" again, when she becomes "good" again; and she will only become good when born-again Christians start living right and sharing the Gospel!