Keep his decrees and commands, which I am giving you today, so that it may go well with you and your children after you and that you may live long in the land the LORD your God gives you for all time.
Deuteronomy 4:40, NIV
When George Washington was inaugurated as America’s first president, his inaugural address included these words: “. . . the [favorable] smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.”
That sounds suspiciously like what Moses told the people of Israel as they prepared to enter the Promised Land. He reminded them that God’s laws—God’s “eternal rules of order and right”—would be the foundation of the long life they were promised in that land. Live by God’s words and you will live long. Ignore God’s words and you will not. America is not Israel, so we cannot apply Moses’ words directly to this nation. But we can apply them the way George Washington did. God’s principles of “order and right” cannot be ignored individually or nationally. National survival and revival depend on individuals ordering their lives according to God’s Word.
Let that revival begin with you. Order your life today according to God’s revealed Word and will.
The Word of God is either absolute or obsolete.