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Monday, January 11, 2016

Never Outgrow “In God we Trust”

On a scale of 1 (trusting God) to 10 (trusting self), how would an impartial observer rate your current trust level? What story lies behind the rating? (Serendipity Bible Fourth Edition, page 410).

The United States national motto is “In God we trust.”  What really does that mean?  I think this means we recognize that after our best efforts are made; there remains possibility for error in human wisdom, judgment, and honed agendas. We know that human progress and triumphs are doggedly fraught with setbacks, mistakes, and difficulties.  Therefore we trust God to honor the spirit of our efforts; to throw light on our shortcomings; and to buttress us with impelling strength, courage, and redemptive forgiveness.  Our point of view equates mankind’s shared mortality in subordination before the love, wisdom, and power of God.  Therefore (as much as a staid theological assertion), this national motto is a living cultural profile of the sensed dynamic limitations and possibilities of man and the consequent attitude that should entail.  In this sense, we are in deep shit if...infatuated with our latest technological toys...we ever should fancy we have outgrown this positional motto.

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