The Sabbath was established by our sovereign God. It’s the day set aside to remember and worship God, the Creator. This year, Independence Day happens to fall on a Sabbath.
The Declaration of Independence, signed on July 4th, 1776, established the United States as an independent nation. It must not go without notice that this precious document recognized God, the Creator.
245 years later, the Declaration remains one of the most powerful statements in human history, the foundation of the greatest civilization in the history of the world, it’s simplicity and truth conforming to the reality of Creation.
This Sabbath, pause and reflect on the opening words of the Declaration:
“When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
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. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”