No matter where we look – within our borders or around the planet – things seem to be spinning out of control. Each day, perhaps even twice a day, a different nation seems to surface, demanding one thing or another. From hostages to ransoms, from earthquakes to floods, from kidnappings to suicide bombings, there is no way to predict what the next crisis will be or where it will occur.
The Psalmist wrote, “Dominion belongs to the Lord and He rules over the
nations.” There are times when it is difficult to believe that he knew what he
as writing about. Yet, it has to be true if we are to believe His Word. In the
final analysis, if we cannot believe that the Bible is the Word of God, that it
is inspired, infallible, and inerrant in its entirety, there is nothing left for
us to believe in.
Accepting God at His Word, and His Word as truth, are what makes being a
Christian unique from all others. When we put our faith, our love, our time, our
energy and our finances into serving Him, we are not only preparing for our
eternity with Him, we are, in another way, actually beginning our eternity now
because we are building His Kingdom on earth at this very moment.
If we look at what Jesus did, and think about what He has challenged and
charged us to do, we can, if we choose to, do many of the things He did. We can
feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, extend a hand to lift up the fallen,
share our clothes with the naked, encourage the hopeless, and give help to the
sick. If we do as He did, we are working with Him to establish His rule now.
Prayer: Father, may we accept our responsibility to work
with You to begin Your reign as Lord over all. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 22:28 For the kingdom is the
Lord’s, And He rules over the nations.