He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8
This very question that Micah asks the Nation of Israel is answered in George Washington’s “Divine Benediction”. These were his final words as General and his final communication and advice to his Beloved Nation.
“I now make it ‘my earnest prayer’, that God would have you, and the State over which you preside, in His Holy Protection, that He would ‘incline the hearts of the Citizens’ to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government,
to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow Citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the Field,
and finally, that ‘He would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all, “to do Justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that Charity, humility and pacific temper of mind,” (NOTE: This is his direct answer to Micah 6:8)
which were ‘the Characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion’,
and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy Nation.”
George Washington to the Governors of the States
June 8, 1783
George Washington knew that without God it would be “impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.” He implored the nation to live by the God’s laws of justice, love, and humility. And he saw that a people or nation without those things would look pretty much like the unhappy America of today.
So, today, make a commitment to bringing our nation back to God by living your own life with love, justice and to walk humbly with God. We can do this one person at a time. One person closer to God is getting our Nation one step closer to God and happiness and one step further from the despair and deep unhappiness a nation finds itself without Him.
“Heavenly Father, I offer myself as an example of justice and humility and your love. Today, in an effort to bring this nation back in your favor, I will do my best be an example of that love so that others understand Your truth. Please guide me and help me bring America back to you.” Amen