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 or what it will cost someone, everyone.
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 was 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 accepting His Word as truth are what makes being a Christian unique. When we invest and put on display for others to see our faith, our love, our time, our energy, and our finances into serving Him, we are not only preparing for eternity with Him, we are, in another way, actually beginning our eternity with Him 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 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 in hearts and lives now.
Prayer: Father, may we accept Your challenge and our obligation to work with You to build Your Kingdom on earth. If we love You, it’s what we will do. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Dominion belongs to the Lord, and He rules over the nations. Psalm 22:28