A GODLY HERITAGE
(Psa 61:5) . . . You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name.
Happy birthday George Washington! This week is your birthday and the kids even have the day off of school for President’s Day! Oh, but we remember you for so much more. Along with many of our founding forefathers you have given to us a godly heritage. Unprincipled men are trying to rewrite history to say you did not fear God, but we know history is clear on this matter:
FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON'S PRIVATE PRAYER BOOK. "O most glorious God ... Direct my thoughts, words and work, wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the Lamb, and purge my heart by thy Holy Spirit.... Daily frame me more and more into the likeness of thy Son Jesus Christ.... Thou gavest thy Son to die for me, and hast given me assurance of salvation...."
FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR 1754 – 1763 - Washington was the only officer not shot off of his horse. He found four bullet holes in his clothes and he was not wounded. He stated, " By the all powerful dispensations of providence, I've been protected beyond all human probability or expectation: for I had four bullets through my coat and two horses shot from under me." (The account of this battle appeared in American textbooks for nearly 150 years, but hasn't been seen in one for over 40 years.)
EXCERPT FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON'S FAREWELL ADDRESS: Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect, that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
So thank-you George. We don’t have a one piece of your money, but we have been enriched by your legacy. There’s a battle going on for America’s morals currently, but you still are a major figure we look up to and your face is still on our currency. They’re trying to take God out of everything, but we are praying to the Lord that your strong example will prevail and that we will not cash in our godly heritage in exchange for our own selfish ways and pride. There are still some of us who believe what the scriptures say . . . Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. (Pro 14:34)
A godly heritage . . . pass it on!