“Thoughts About the Declaration of Independence” by Argus Childers

When I read the Declaration of Independence, these lines jump out at me.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. It doesn’t say we have the right to be happy, but it is something that we can pursue.

Satan only has the power to come to us and whisper in our ear a thought, It’s what we do with that thought. I can entice myself in some way with a thought and if I say to Satan get away
from me at the very first, I have won the battle already. But if you do as I so often do, I begin to think about it and wonder what if. Then he has me, He now has me on the run.  More often than not that run is away from God. I later find myself way down the road wondering where God is? Why am I all alone in this battle. It’s like the guy floating in the ocean, his boat has gone down and another boat comes along and they offer to save him and he says, no thanks I’m waiting for God to save me. Some times passes and along come another boat and they also offer to help him, but he again replays, No thanks I’m waiting for God to save me. Later that day a storm comes up and the guy drowns and goes to Heaven. So he goes up to God and ask him why didn’t you save me when I was in the ocean? And God replays, I sent you two boats.  How or why is it that Satan wins so many battles with only the whispering of a simple thought?  It’s because we let him win. God has given us that boat, it’s the Bible, his word.

The men that wrote the Declaration of Independence were brilliant and a lot smarter than I, but they got the first part of the Declaration wrong. It should read like this—

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of God. It should say God not Happiness. What is Happiness without God?

Satan can make us happy with sin, But it will not last. Sin is fun for a short time, but when the payment comes due it no longer is happiness.

I don’t know how many times I have LET Satan trick me with a sweet sounding whisper. Then it comes back as nothing but pain and sadness for me and often others that I have also hurt. Satan tells us we have a right to be happy.  I said I let Satan trick me because I didn’t stop him, I listened and thought, Sure why not?
I have a right to be happy and if I don’t do something about it, who will?  Then I set in motion a chain of events of sin and Satan just looks at me and laughs at me, he’s thinking to himself you fool. If you only turned to God and told me to get away you
would have beat me. He has no other power over us, he can’t make me do anything nor can he harm me in any way, his only power is to whisper a thought to us.

Argus Childers

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