”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, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
Life, Liberty, the Pursuit of Happiness. Do we know what these mean anymore – what our forefathers meant when they penned them?
Read the Declaration of Independence with your family today! Know what we are celebrating.
More important, Read the BIBLE with your family everyday. We that have been regenerated by God have been bought with a price for our freedom too. But like our national freedom, it isn’t freedom to squander for ill. Freedom has a price and a purpose. It is never freedom for anarchy. It is freedom to live godly lives.
“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” ~ Galatians 5:13
” For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. ” Titus 2:11-14
Have a blessed Independence Day!