The book of First Samuel offers a contrast between two very different rulers of Israel: Saul, who relied on his own abilities and reason to make crucial decisions about leading God's people; and David, who chose a path of humility and faith in God. As long as David chose righteousness, God blessed the nation of Judah.
|Taking Fort Sumter,|
also called the Battle of Bull Run
"Therefore I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do appoint the last Thursday in September next as a day of humiliation, prayer, and fasting for all the people of the nation. And I do earnestly recommend to all the people, and especially to all ministers and teachers of religion of all denominations and to all heads of families, to observe and keep that day according to their several creeds and modes of worship in all humility and with all religious solemnity, to the end that the united prayer of the nation may ascend to the Throne of Grace and bring down plentiful blessings upon our country."Anerica would need four more last Thursdays in September.
God does not choose sides. But He delights in those who are humble. (1 Samuel 15:22)
Patriot's Prayer: Dear Father in heaven, teach us godly humility in such a way that we will clearly demonstrate it to others in our lives.
Patriot's Promise: "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble." ~ James 4:6
|At Appomattix, Lee & Grant meet to|
end the Civil War
NOTE: All source material(unless otherwise noted)from God's Promises for the American Patriot by Dr. Richard D Lee & Jack Countryman; In God We Still Trust by Dr. Richard D Lee; and The American Patriot's Bible: The Word of God and the Shaping of America(NKJV) by Richard G Lee (general editor).