For many years now, including the words “under God” in the pledge of Allegiance and printing the words “In God we trust” on money have both been controversial. One man said with humor, “If people object to ‘In God we trust’ on money, just stop using the money!” Still, efforts persist to remove references to God from public life. In many circles, though, God has a central place—trying to get rid of God is like trying to get rid of oxygen in the air. Biblical writers knew better also. Psalm 93 is just one example. The psalmist wrote: “The LORD is king! He is robed in majesty. Indeed, the LORD is robed in majesty and armed with strength. The world stands firm and cannot be shaken. Your throne, O LORD, has stood from time immemorial. You yourself are from the everlasting past. ... Your reign, O LORD, is holy forever and ever” (from vv. 1–2, 5). The psalmist recognizes and responds to God’s greatness—His power, majesty, and compassion are solid and enduring. He is not here today and gone tomorrow. His rule is forever—we can have complete confidence in Him. That is why we do not hesitate to acknowledge God in our Pledge of Allegiance, on our money, and in our daily conversation.
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