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Righteousness exalts a nation

Are you familiar with the story related to American self-awareness historically?

Letter from America Josh Moody
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‘Pilgrims going to church’ by George Henry Boughton | photo: Wikipedia

It’s about the Pilgrims, the Founding Fathers, manifest destiny, etc. If so you will know that there has long been a sense of ‘exceptionalism’ in America regarding its disproportionate blessings, as well as responsibilities to the rest of the world. The Puritans thought of it as a ‘city on a hill’, taking of course cue from Jesus’ language to that regard, Matthew 5.14.