So what shall we conclude after learning, through history, of all the victories of the people that have chosen to follow God and His precepts as compared to those who have rejected Him and fallen into sin. From the beginning of man to this day, all of those societies that have taken their own way and adopted practices of sacrificing the young and homosexual lifestyles have perished. Sometimes it has resulted because a more righteous people have arisen and sometimes it is for punishment for sin, but always the success they experienced when they followed God’s principles vanished. It is true in the lives of societies, nations and individuals.

Three thousand years ago David and Solomon built a kingdom, based on Godly principles that was second to none in the world. Although secular history records (in error) that it was a small insignificant kingdom, Israel maintained an army of one and one half million men and no nation on earth could challenge them. They, in alliance with the Phoneticians of Tyre and Sidon (their relatives) were unequaled in military strength (on land and on the sea), industrial production and knowledge of the new world. There is solid evidence all over America that they mined copper, explored and built monuments containing the Hebrew language from New England to Iowa to Kentucky to New Mexico, and all of this took place one thousand years before Christ. After Solomon, however, and even before he died, Israel began to embrace idol worship and the entire kingdom fell apart; the consequences of sin.

In recent years the world has seen the miracle of another great nation, the growth and prosperity of the United States of America as it was built on the precepts of God, a nation that also could not be challenged by any other nation on earth. But alas, abortion and sin have made an inroad in America and will mark the end to the success we have known.

When the Israelites entered the promised land and began to build their kingdom God told Joshua, “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shall meditate therin day and night that thou mayest observe to do all that is written therein; for then thou shall make thy way prosperous, and then thou shall have good success”. Toward the end of that great kingdom Solomon said, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man”.

And what shall we conclude after learning of over three thousand promises of God that are recorded in Scripture? Promises that were given to encourage man to study the Word of God, follow the precepts found there and bring him good success and an abundant life, a life filled with peace, love and joy.