At the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C., there is a large wooden altar from a synagogue that was vandalized by Nazi soldiers who had come to remove the Jewish citizens of the city. Across the altar is a single phrase of Hebrew carved deeply into the wood. Though it bears the hack marks of axes that attempted to delete the words, the phrase is still decipherable.  It simply reads: “Know before whom you stand.”

Today the Nazis are gone, but others have taken their place to try to eradicate the notion of God from our country and from our world. It is a futile attempt. Proverbs 1 says that the God “before whom they stand” will one day laugh at their destruction. No one has ever fought God and won. Not then, not now, not ever!