Liberty Bell Lessons

One of the most amazing facts about the Founding Fathers of our nation is this: John Adams was referred to as the “voice” of the revolution and Thomas Jefferson was referred to as the “pen” of the revolution. And the interesting thing about them is that they both died on the same day—July 4, 1826—exactly 50 years after the formation of the United States of America in 1776.

Upon their deaths, the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia rang loudly to proclaim afresh the liberty that God birthed in this country using both Adams and Jefferson. Fitting that it rang that day, especially with the phrase inscribed on in from Leviticus 25:10 that says, “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.”

The Liberty Bell has been a symbol of the greatness of America over the years. And it can teach us a few lessons about our country.

The Liberty Bell teaches us that as a nation we should never give up. The bell was created in 1753, after two failed attempts. The forgers never gave up. And Americans should never give up forging and fighting for the divine designed our country.

The Liberty Bell teaches us that as a nation we are cracked but not broken. It is said that the bell cracked when it was rung after the death of Chief Justice John Marshall in 1835. And it was said then, “When justice dies, liberty is severely damaged.” As citizens of this great democracy, we must fight for justice so that liberty will reign for all.

The Liberty Bell also teaches us that as a nation the word of God must be our cornerstone. Not only is Leviticus 25:10 inscribed in its steel, but our Founders knew that the Word of God must be inscribed in our hearts of it's citizens. Immediately after the Declaration of Independence was signed, the Continental Congress ordered 20,000 copies of the Bible to be distributed in the colonies. America's leaders were passionate about spreading God's Word in that day—and it's part of our heritage, regardless of what secularists want America to know.

Let us unite in prayer that God will heal our land and take us back to our deep roots of honoring both God and His Word!

One my favorites visited in Washington D.C. is the Jefferson Memorial. The main quote from our third president is chiseled into stone around the rotunda is powerful, "I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." May this be our battle cry!

I like to think that Adams and Jefferson’s deaths hours apart from each other was a prophetic sign of God’s providential care and His involvement in this blessed nation.

God bless America as we stand together!

Pastor Dave

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