If righteousness elevates a nation, the question becomes, "What is right and who should decide what is right (or wrong)?"
Have you ever wondered who decides what is right (or wrong)?
Is it the White House that makes that decision?
Is it the Congress that decides what's right?
Is it the Supreme Court who decides what's right?
Could it be the prevailing public opinion that makes that decision?
How can a nation be exalted by righteousness unless there is a clear understanding and agreement of what is right?
You can't have a card game or a ballgame unless everyone agrees on what rules will guide the game.
When the Founding Fathers faced this big question in the formative days of our nation, the rules were being made by a powerful, arrogant, and greedy King of England. Most of the Colonists felt that intolerable to the point of rebellion and revolution.
In their inspired wisdom, the Founders agreed that the rules by which this new nation would be governed should be the ones given by the God Who created the planet. They phrased it like this: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Doesn't it make sense that the One Who created the race should also create the rules by which that race should live? Shouldn't the One Who has never been wrong and never been less than perfect be the One who makes the rules for His creation to live under?
Obviously, the Founding Fathers felt strongly that God, as Creator and as eventual Judge, should be held as the Sovereign Law-Giver and Judge of mankind.
Sounds right to me!
What do you think?