Should children recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of each ‘school’ day?
The first 12 or so times, teaches you the contents and helps you remember the words!
After that …
Anything done without a goal, vision or HEART, is meaningless!
Remember the young man called Joshua,
… well God spoke to him about this kind of pledge.
Joshua had been given the task of leading God’s people into the promised land,
… an awesome task!
So to make sure that Joshua would succeed, God said this to him …
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth,
but you shall meditate in it day and night,
that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it.
For then you will make your way prosperous,
and then you will have good success.
The potential, power and strength in that instruction,
… in that Allegiance (as in any pledge or allegiance)
is not in what you say, but as God Himself said,
… is that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it!
For only then will you prosper and have success!
A pledge of Allegiance is only as effective as the goal, vision and heart behind it!
A goal and a vision one can get by repetition,
… but a heart that empowers, quantifies and qualifies that vision,
… is born out of what you see and observe in others.
If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar;
for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen,
how can he love God whom he has not seen?
1 John 4:20
Unless the parents, teachers and official representatives of those children,
… are living examples of that Allegiance,
… are observing (doing) what is written in it,
that pledge will be empty!
… or as twisted as the picture the children see,
at home, on TV, at school, in the street, on fakebook, etc…
Jesus said, make disciples; in other words,
… be an example for others to follow
so they can pledge Allegiance to a real vision!