I pledge allegiance…words with deep meaning.

Good old Webster’s dictionary says allegiance is a loyalty, a bound commitment as in

to swear an allegiance before becoming a citizen.

The Bible defines it coming from the word mishmereth ” a charge”,

from the word shamar meaning “to keep” or “to exercise great care over.” A charge to keep.

When a person accepts the commitment to stand by, keep,

the pledge it is through the good times and the bad. It is fidelity, a loyalty.

It means to plow forward no matter what may happen and always be there to be counted on.

 

An old hymn illustrates commitment as holding onto faith which gives us the victory,

the reward for our allegiance to God. “Faith is the victory which overcomes the world.”

 Dr. David Jeremiah mentioned in this morning’s devotional that the man Job kept his faith no matter what.

His commitment, his allegiance to God was good no matter the troubles he suffered.

“Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?” Job 2:10.

Our United States of America has suffered through good times and bad.

Perhaps it’s time to restate and affirm our solid pledge of allegiance

to this great country and under God for which it stands.

 

Coffee sure tastes good this morning. It tastes like freedom.

 

 

         (Scott Primmer is an avid cowboy-shooting enthusiast and uses that platform to spread the good news with anyone who             will listen.   He is also part of New Creation)