July 4 is a time to wave the flag. We gladly say, "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." We pledge. We give our solemn promise. We pledge allegiance. We promise loyalty, faithfulness, and devotion.
We pledge allegiance to the flag, the symbol of our country, the United States. The states are united in one nation. Many peoples from various ethnic and national backgrounds unite under this one banner to form one nation.
This is a nation under God. Our motto is simple. "In God we trust." When we do acknowledge God and understand the many and diverse peoples of this land all bear God’s image, the nation truly becomes indivisible. We work tirelessly for the liberty of all and for justice to prevail for all.
There is an implicit biblical perspective in the Pledge of Allegiance. Daniel exclaimed of God, "It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings" (Daniel 2:21). Paul declares of the Almighty, "He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation" (Acts 17:26). We need to remember these things.