Constant God - Whatever the
thought, the deed, the possibility - there is God, constant, always there,
knowing our thought and awaiting our request for His insight.
Exodus 34:14 (KJV) (10/22/2017) For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:
The president has now proscribed unacceptable conduct for when the national anthem is played or sang and the flag is flown: we can no longer kneel. We must stand and salute the flag or place our hands over our hearts.
But his pronouncement is not the law and will never be, as long as the Jehovah's Witnesses continue to show vigilance1.
The honor and praise you give to the flag and the anthem will continue to be voluntary, just as the praise and adoration you offer God. One could say it equals or surpasses the honor you give God.
The problem is; God does not share His glory.
1.Minersville School District v. Gobitis, 310 U.S. 586 (1940), was a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States involving the religious rights of public school students under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Court ruled that public schools could compel students' in this case, Jehovah's Witnesses to salute the American flag and recite the Pledge of Allegiance despite the students' religious objections to such practices. This decision led to increased persecution of Witnesses in the United States. The Supreme Court overruled this decision a mere three years later, in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943).
West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943), is a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States holding that the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution protected students from being forced to salute the American flag and say the Pledge of Allegiance in public school. The Court's 6 to 3 decision, delivered by Justice Robert H. Jackson, is remembered for its forceful defense of free speech and constitutional rights generally as being placed "beyond the reach of majorities and officials."