Which Umpire or Empire threw Him out?

The Chicago Tribune has two articles about the: Moral clarity? Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’ vs. Woody Guthries’s ‘This Land is Your Land’ about why the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Flyers would stop using Kate Smith’s singing of ‘God Bless America’ during games.

The Purpose of This Post

Is to question if it was really for the reasons explained or something else like another repeat episode of foolishness of mortal man?

King Solomon

“At the beginning of his reign, Solomon loved the God of Israel and covenanted with God that he would walk in obedience throughout his administration as king of Israel. Solomon was promised wisdom, riches, honor, and long life if he would continue in righteousness before the Lord. The promise was fulfilled.”

What’s My Point?

The Bible story of King Solomon began his reign with his request to God.

“but I am a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. And Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen, a great people, too numerous to be numbered or counted. Therefore give to Your servant an [b]understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?”

“As Solomon got older, some of his wives led him to worship their gods.”

My point is to wonder if the song “This Land is My Land” is symbolic of the same choice made by King Solomon to believe he no longer needed to obey his God because he believed he was as wise as Him?

In My Opinion

King Solomon wrote a verse that has accurately described the failings of every generation and Nation that would follow after him.

What has been will be again,
    what has been done will be done again;
    there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9)

In other words, when a Nation divorces themselves from God’s wisdom and morals, will God divorce himself from that Nation?

For Example

Proverbs 2 New International Version (NIV)

Moral Benefits of Wisdom

My son, if you accept my words
    and store up my commands within you,
turning your ear to wisdom
    and applying your heart to understanding—
indeed, if you call out for insight
    and cry aloud for understanding,
and if you look for it as for silver
    and search for it as for hidden treasure,
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
    and find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom;
    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He holds success in store for the upright,
    he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
for he guards the course of the just
    and protects the way of his faithful ones.

Then you will understand what is right and just
    and fair—every good path.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
    and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
11 Discretion will protect you,
    and understanding will guard you.

12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men,
    from men whose words are perverse,
13 who have left the straight paths
    to walk in dark ways,
14 who delight in doing wrong
    and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,
15 whose paths are crooked
    and who are devious in their ways.

16 Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman,
    from the wayward woman with her seductive words,
17 who has left the partner of her youth
    and ignored the covenant she made before God.[a]
18 Surely her house leads down to death
    and her paths to the spirits of the dead.
19 None who go to her return
    or attain the paths of life.

20 Thus you will walk in the ways of the good
    and keep to the paths of the righteous.
21 For the upright will live in the land,
    and the blameless will remain in it;
22 but the wicked will be cut off from the land,
    and the unfaithful will be torn from it.

If Interested,

Read the articles in the Source Links Below

You Decide

Is the USA now repeating the same folly as King Solomon?

Which Umpire, Empire, is throwing out God in their Game and Nation?

Regards and Good Will Blogging

Source Links

 Chicago Tribune



Solomon, Man of Wisdom, Man of Foolishness


Ecclesiastes Chapter Two