Psalms 56:3-4 – In God We Trust

Psalms 56:3-4
What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

-Are you familiar with the expression “E pluribus unum“; it means “one from many” and was one of several phrases adopted by an Act of Congress in 1782 and then accepted as the unofficial motto of the United States.  What happened?  With the growing fear of Communism in the 1950’s, the idea of “one from many” was seen as uncomfortably reminiscent of Communist ideals.  In 1956, Congress adopted a new official motto that stood in direct opposition to the Soviet Union’s policy of state Atheism- “In God We Trust.”  Now this phrase is officially placed on everything from license plates to money.  My point?  People may proclaim that we are no longer a nation under God, but that choice is not ours to make; “the earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof” (Psalm 24:1) and “all the nations are [His] inheritance” (Psalm 82:8).  We may forget the Lord, but He has shown time and again that He is very able to make us remember.


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