Righteousness exults a nation but sin is a reproach to any people. Proverbs 14:34
June will see our nation go to the polls again. In the meantime each party is casting their vision of what is necessary to either make Britain great again, or make it greater still. Tragically no party espouses the truth of the above proverb, that the key to true national greatness (exultation=lifting up, to raise) lies not in politicking but in fearing the Lord and Gospel transformation. The three crosses on our flag (do you know what they are?) make our flag the most Christ exulting flag in the world—incredible isn’t it! Indeed in generations past, our national greatness arguably flowed from being a nation that championed evangelical Christianity. Providentially England was sparred at the time of the Spanish Armada, Britain was spared invasion by Napoleon and then Germany (twice!). Despite this favour and heritage the bulk of society has turned its back on the Lord their flag proclaims, content not to pursue righteousness but to foolishly believe that sin upon sin will be sufficient to exult the nation when in actual fact it is a massive reproach (a disgrace, blot or stain) upon our land. As sin is the root of every issue, the greatest issue facing Britain today is not Brexit, the NHS, the state of the Union, the economy, environment or the poor (as important as these are), but godlessness and sin. So as Christians let’s do the most patriotic thing we can do this election month and tell people about Jesus. He is the only future hope our nation has of greatness.
The Lord’s Sweetest Blessings,