Happy birthday, USA!
Today is Independence Day in the USA. Americans celebrate 240 years since declaring independence from England. Our readings (Psalms 108-114) have bearing on the fact that it is proper for believers to be engaged in the study of history as we see it as the wondrous works of God (Psalm 111:2-4). Although the United States was not founded as a Christian nation, it was founded by many Christians who believed in freedom of religion and speech. For that we should be grateful.
Celebrate God’s providence in the history of your nation for He is sovereign over all the earth. Happy birthday to the USA!
[For more reflections on this passage see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days].