How to get God to bless our nation
If there has ever been anyone on this earth that knows what it is to be blessed in their own lives, their family heritage, and their life’s work, and their nation it would have to be the one of the most famous people in the Old Testament; the prophet, priest, and king, David the shepherd boy. God blessed him personally as a young man while tending his father’s sheep. He was blessed as a soldier and servant of King Saul. His family heritage was blessed with the eternal King of Kings Jesus Christ. The nation of Israel was blessed to their greatest extent under his leadership, and the leadership of his son Solomon.
He wrote in Psalm 1:1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2)But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3)And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
If you read Psalm 84 and Proverbs 8 you will come to understand that we are not blessed for our work but for our faith. James 1:25 says:But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
God blessed Israel as a nation because they followed David’s example and advice written in Psalm 33:12-19. Every nation that has followed that advice has become a great nation blessed by God. When Canada as a nation drew nigh to God and His true Word they were blessed. Italy, Germany, France, Russia, Scandinavia, England, the U.S. Ethiopia and other African nations, India, South Korea, and Taiwan have experienced the very same blessing in their histories. Even now those nations which have given the Word of God free course are being blessed by God; Zambia, New Zealand, Austalia.
(Deu 4:7)For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for? 8)And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?