Ruth 2:12 “The Lord repay you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge!”
🔴 ONE NATION UNDER GOD!
“On June 14, 1954, at President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s urging, the Congress legislated that “under God” be added, making the pledge read: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
The original pledge took root in the late 19th century. In 1891, Francis Bellamy, the son of a Baptist minister and a former preacher himself accepted a job with the family magazine Youth’s Companion. Put to work in the magazine’s promotions department, Bellamy was tasked with creating patriotic programs for schoolchildren ahead of the Columbian Exposition’s dedication in October 1892, the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the New World, according to Smithsonian Magazine.
Job 9:19 “If it is a contest of strength, behold, he is mighty! If it is a matter of justice, who can summon him?”
- What does under God mean to you?
- Are you under God’s protection?
- Have you been living your life leaving out God?
- Will you pledge allegiance to God and ask Him to be indivisible and have true freedom and justice in Him?
~Diana L.W. Coleman
This devotional was written by Diana L.W. Coleman a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose®. Edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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