Some view the US Constitution as just a piece of paper. Others know it to be more than that. While many have acted out the rights given to them (for good or bad), others still have not tasted its freedom. The same (and more so) is true with God’s Word. While some view it as just paper, those who have trusted in Christ know it to be so much more than just paper. No other pieces of paper have the power to save a man’s soul as the Word of God does.
Why do we view the US Constitution to be more than paper? Men have died to protect it and to share it with other countries. We should view God’s Word more than the Constitution for the very One Who sent His only Son to die for our sins -and lives-empowers His Word with life and freedom from our chains of sin.
One of the most beautiful correlations in our country between God and the USA is this: they both accept immigrants from the enemy. USA accepts the immigration of those from enemy countries providing freedom to them from the very oppression that the USA is against. God, through His Son, accepts “immigrants” from the greatest enemy of all- our sin nature. In fact, He takes it a step further and adopts us as His own!
Freedom to make one’s own choices is an honor to any new immigrant to the USA and to any seasoned American. There are many freedoms to choose from to exercise. While some are beneficial to the individual and others beneficial to society as a whole, there are some “freedoms” that are not freedom at all.
Satan wants mankind to believe that freedom is making as many decisions as they want based on their own preferences and emotions. He tells mankind that the one decision that does give them freedom is the wrong decision. Neither Mitt Romney nor President Obama have the answers for America. While to the voter there is a clear choice to make as to which one is better, both are respecter of persons. There is only One who accepts all that come to Him. Jesus said that He, ” came not into he world to condemn to world, but to seek and to save that which was lost.”. Lost from what? Lost from the fellowship of God the Creator. The thief on the Cross, the Roman Centurion, and the woman at the well all came from different ethic and cultural backgrounds and each were granted freedom in Christ by Jesus Christ Himself.