What It Means To Be Proud Of Place In The United States

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“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.” That is a quote from Abraham Lincoln and it is a forgotten concept in our culture today. Too many people today feel that they are entitled to something, and are asking, “What is the country doing for me,” instead of, “What am I doing for my country?”. We have a responsibility to our country to obey her laws, vote for her leaders, and do what is right, not according to the majority populous, but what has been commanded to me by my God.
It's our responsibility to keep America's laws. What does this entail? As a Christian trying to answer this question, I first look to God and His Word. The Apostle Paul commands us in Romans 13:1, “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.” This means that we are to submit to our government because God has ordained it. Submission has been tabooed in our culture. Culture teaches us from a young age that we are not to submit but do what our heart tells us. I can not tell you how dangerous this type of thinking is. Jeremiah 17:9 says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.” Instead of following our own desires, we are to be held accountable. We are not to simply acquiesce
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How do we do so? Everybody has a different definition than others, but the basics should remain the same. We are to respect our leaders. I do not agree with all the politicians today, but regardless I should respect them. Those men and women have been ordained by God. David, before he was a king, fled for his life because King Saul feared him and tried to kill him. God had already appointed David to become the new king, but David still respected Saul and refused to kill him because he recognized that Saul was God’s
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