Jennifer K. Lewis
Psalm 35 ~ The Lord the Avenger of His People
1 Plead my cause, O Lord, with those who strive with me; Fight against those who Fight against me.
2 Take hold of Shield and Buckler, And stand up for my help.
On uncharted soil, we stood together, we fought, we battled against the well-armed British, and we won. Our fierce determination gained our religious independence and the right to claim and pioneer an uncontrolled territory.
“Let their way be Slippery and Dark, And let the Angel of the Lord pursue them. Psalm 35:6
Upon establishing our freedom and thus gaining liberty to create our new homeland, our founding father’s gathered in a small building named Carpenter’s Hall in Philadelphia, PA.
Some founding fathers present were U.S. Presidents George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison along with about, 90 other delegates. Not only were many of the most prominent founders not conservative; they were also deeply divided among themselves.
The First Continental Congress, met briefly to sign our proclamation listing our rights and responsibilities in a document that was originally known as The Articles of Confederation; eventual ratified amendments superseded the Confederation and our law(s) of the land became known as The Constitution of The United States.
Courageous defiance ultimately led our Continental Congress to convene in Philadelphia. And our first President, George Washington, offered 3-hours of prayer giving “Thanks” and asking for God’s continued direction and blessings in this newly established country and nation.
Did you know that George Washington chose to base his supreme words on Biblical principles found in Psalm 35? (Psalm 35 is known as being one of the more popular Psalms because of its expressed faith and trust in our Lord.)
“I humbled myself with fasting; and my Prayer would return to my own Heart.” Psalm 35:13
IF our unassuming President felt it necessary to get on bended-knee and give “Thanks” to our creator, for his Psalm 35 ‘hand of protection’ during this American Revolutionary War, do you think we also need to continue in this faith? Don’t we still need God’s divine guiding wisdom over our nation?
During this volatile election season, coupled with the onslaught of terror throughout our nations, as well as national, state, and local social unrest, we have a plenitude of valid reasons to follow George Washington’s unpretentious, symbolic act of reverence!
27 Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause;
And let them say continually, “Let the Lord be magnified,
Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”
28 My tongue shall speak of Your righteousness And praise all the day long.
Growing In Christ,