He who created all things rules everything! Kingdoms that were once great and powerful can no longer be found on a map. Nations that were once feared and wealthy are now weak and impoverished. Countries that once were respected are now looked upon as failures.
God has been, is and always will be the Creator-Ruler.
His sovereignty began when the universe began and kingdoms, nations and countries were in existence according to His divine plan. He reigned before time began and will continue to reign even when clocks cease to tick. “He rules forever by His power.”
His eyes are never closed as He watches over every nation. Deeds that show compassion and deeds that are cruel do not escape His careful observation. Though He is invisible to us, nations are not invisible to Him. He is aware of every citizen in every country and carefully records the actions of the rulers and leaders. “His eyes watch the nations,” wrote the Psalmist.
The rebellious and unrighteous, the godless and the god-restricting will not escape His judgment. No nation has ever succeeded when they have rebelled against God, His laws or His truth. Nations sin, people sin and God warns them and waits for them to repent.
If they repent He spares His judgment and voids the punishment that is rightfully theirs because of their sin. But when nations continue to sin they will collapse from within or be destroyed from without.
Only nations who have honored God have survived.
Prayer: We pray, Father, that our nation will repent and return to our heritage that once followed Your Word. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 66:7 He rules forever by his power, his eyes watch the nations—let not the rebellious rise up against him.