The late president Abraham Lincoln gave us some practical advice to assist us in our social, economic, & political approach to leading our nation. Sadly, it has been ignored or just plainly forgotten in American leadership today. Our lust, greed, & foolish pride in the past 50+ years has resulted in squandering the prosperity of former generations till now we have become a debt ridden bankrupt nation. China now holds 50% of our national debt & purchasing an enormous amount of our commercial real estate properties.
Our politicians seem to no longer want us to be the United States of America but a confederated nation under global control. What else happened in the past 50 years? Prayer & bibles have been removed from the learning institutions, abortions on demand, same sex marriages & a crime rate so severely high they are now releasing prisoners before serving their full sentence because there isn’t enough room to house the new criminals. Sadly there’s not enough money to build new prisons to house the convicts. The reality is we have forced God out of the lives & national affairs, thus it will result in utter destruction.
Ps 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. Is there any hope for us, oh yes; 2 Chron 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. AMEN…..
Here is Abraham Lincoln’s advice.
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves. Abraham Lincoln
I recently saw a mural on the walls of a school that showed a young girl walking amid a flower garden that seemed to be portraying some sort of paradise of beauty & happiness. Then, in large letters it said “God is dead”. This my friend is nothing more than an artist who wants the students to think that living without God all can be better. Not only is this suggestion foolish it is also impossible.
Ps 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Let us never forget that God was here a long time before there was an America & he will be alive long after America is gone. God give us more leaders like Mr. Lincoln.