“The Lord said: Because these people approach Me with their mouths to honor Me with lip-service– yet their hearts are far from Me, and their worship consists of man-made rules learned by rote– ” Isaiah 29:13 Holman Christian Standard Bible
“In God We Trust”…”One Nation Under God”
These should be more than mottos, they should define and quantify the lifestyle of our Nation. Sadly, we live in a day where people pick mottos on a daily basis, but the lives they live totally contradict them.
Merriam-Webster defines a motto as a sentence, phrase, or word inscribed on something as appropriate to or indicative of its character or use. Wikipedia says that a motto is a short sentence or phrase chosen as encapsulating the beliefs or ideals guiding an individual, family, or institution. Both of these definitions are very profound, and they speak to WORDS being backed and packed by ACTIONS. They tell and teach us that a motto is more than merely picking catchy words and phrases, and engraving them on our currency and engrafting them into our pledge. Mottos should be a true reflection of our spiritual and moral…
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