“See, I have taught you statutes and judgments just as the Lord my God commanded me, that you should do thus in the land where you are entering to possess it. So keep and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’ For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the Lord our God whenever we call on Him? Or what great nation is there that has statutes and judgments as righteous as this whole law which I am setting before you today?” (Deuteronomy 4:5-8)
A Moral Foundation for Government: One of the things that was to distinguish the nation of
A government, and the nation it governs, is judged not by the abundance of its laws and ordnances, but rather by the moral foundation upon which those laws stand. It is not the laws that determine the quality of a nation but rather the foundation which the nation has chosen upon which to establish is society that determines its greatness or its baseness. Consider what Ethan the Ezrahite spoke in psalm regarding God’s government and kingdom, “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; lovingkindness and truth go before You.” (Psalm 89:14) Notice that the psalmist speaks about the “foundation” of God’s thrown. God’s kingdom is a kingdom of lovingkindness and truth but it is built upon a foundation of righteousness and justice. I personally believe that the effects and workings of a government are dependent and subordinate to its foundation. The reason that God’s kingdom is able to freely bestow the lovingkindness and truth of God upon its citizens is because of the solid foundation upon which that kingdom is built. A foundation of righteousness and justice produces a government of grace, mercy, and truth.
Today, within the
While this battle for the foundations of the nation rages on within the
More to come… David Robison