Respecting Our Veterans?

The Call of Wisdom

20 Wisdom calls aloud outside;
She raises her voice in the open squares.
21 She cries out in the chief concourses,
At the openings of the gates in the city
She speaks her words:
22 “How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity?
For scorners delight in their scorning,
And fools hate knowledge.

Pro 1:20 – Pro 1:20 (NKJV)

I am a veteran. I love my country and the state in which I was born, raised, and blessed for many years. I respect the sacrifices of life, limbs, loved ones, and the pain of parents, children, wives, brothers and sisters and friends left behind who must deal with the loss.

Today… as I think about Veterans Day, I find it difficult to accept the ingratitude of millions left behind to enjoy the blood bought freedoms they enjoy, and wonder what the maimed and fallen would think. Instead, I am saddened at the disrespect so many in America have shown and continue to show for the sacrifices of life and limb of hundreds of thousands who died and those who survived that we might be free.

For what did they sacrifice and die? The legalized murder of the innocents? Licentious freedom? Obscenity and pornography? Trafficking of women and children for sexual pleasure? The removal of Bible reading, prayer, and the Ten Commandments from our schools? Abortion on demand? Disrespect for authority, law enforcement, marriage, and family? The manipulation of our children’s minds for profit and political purposes? Ruining the lives and reputations of proven public servants for political gain?

22 “How long, you simple (naive/ignorant) ones, will you love simplicity?
For scorners delight in their scorning,
And fools hate knowledge.

23 Turn at my rebuke;
Surely I will pour out my spirit on you;
I will make my words known to you.
24 Because I have called and you refused,
I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded,
25 Because you disdained all my counsel,
And would have none of my rebuke,
26 I also will laugh at your calamity;
I will mock when your terror comes,
27 When your terror comes like a storm,
And your destruction comes like a whirlwind,
When distress and anguish come upon you.
28 “Then they will call on me, but I will not answer;
They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me.
29 Because they hated knowledge
And did not choose the fear of the Lord,
30 They would have none of my counsel
And despised my every rebuke.
31 Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way,
And be filled to the full with their own fancies.
32 For the turning away of the simple will slay them,
And the complacency of fools will destroy them;
33 But whoever listens to me will dwell safely,
And will be secure, without fear of evil.”

Pro 1:20 – Pro 1:33 (NKJV)


LORD God, maker of heaven and earth, Who reigns forever and ever, move upon our hearts to place our trust in You and in Your eternal Word. Pour out Your Holy Spirit upon us, Your people, that we might move You from a figment of our minds to our very heart, that we might truly know you and enjoy the intimate conversation of our Abba Father, not distant, but in our very hearts. Give us the discernment to see what has, and is, happening to our nation at the hand of the deceived. May we stand upon Your Truth, Your Word, “casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity eveery thought to the obedience of Christ.” In Whose Name we pray, Amen.

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!”

George Washington

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