Patriotism, in its purest form, can be honorable if it lives in submission under the hand of God. When patriotism becomes a tool to craft a product and create an industry within the Church, it will end up polluting our soul and diminish the effectiveness of our message.
This is a critical moment for the Church, even more so than for the surrounding culture. Our version of patriotism is always constructed through our personal interpretation of reality and truth. That personal construct becomes our place of jeopardy.
In the Book of Judges, a repeated theme occurred, “People did whatever seemed right in their own eyes.” We need to ask God to help us see the world through His eyes. What we see with that adjusted sight might alter our reality and realign our understanding of rightness with something we did not expect before our eyes were opened. God is above all things, even our patriotic view of life.