For those who believe in God the idea that God will protect us both as individuals and as a nation is often a very central part of that belief. God will provide his protection and his blessing to those that follow his commandments. Does
Honor thy father and mother, how is that working out today? Too many children are disrespectful of their parents. Too many in our society tell our children that they don’t need to listen to the older people. Even Congress is having hearing on elder abuse and considers it a growing problem.
Love the Lord thy God and thy neighbor as thyself is the summary of the law of the Lord. With church attendance down and tens of thousands of murders, abortions and suicides every year it seems we are failing at that requirement as well.