I certainly don’t want to argue theology, religion or philosophy with anyone. These thoughts are mine alone and my beliefs. You do not have to agree with me but I am sharing my thoughts with those that care to read them
Drinking my coffee and reading the paper I came across an article with this headline in the Orlando Sentinel: “Oval Office Sits Empty.” The article was talking about the renovations that are taking place at the White House.
The longer I sat there the more thoughts flooded my mind concerning that headline. I was reminded that one day all offices of leaders, presidents, kings, queens, dictators and governing bodies will sit empty because the King of Kings and Lord of Lords will reign over the whole earth.
It is God who establishes and allows kings and rulers. He places those in power and authority in nations to accomplish His plans for this world. I don’t know the whys or the how our infinite God allows certain ones to reign. There are some that are good, some that are cruel and evil yet they are allowed by a sovereign God.
You can trace the rise and fall of leaders in history and read about their acts of goodness or cruelty. History also reminds us of the leaders of various religions and their leaders and the legacy the have left behind them. We can trace the religions of this world and either validate or negate their teaching for our lives. It is my choice and it is your choice.
Today as we watch news, read headlines and listen to the pundits espouse their theories; we are troubled by what we see and hear. Many have become afraid and see no hope, because we can’t change things. Some become angry because of the helplessness felt. Again scripture reminds us that in the last day’s men’s (mankind) hearts will fail them because of fear. The Bible clearly says this: And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. Luke 21: 25, 26 (KJV)
I believe there is coming a day when every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess to God. Romans 14:11.
Concerned, yes, worried – sometimes maybe, but in the end I choose to put my trust in the one who redeemed by life from sin and
I love the words Bill Gaither penned in a song, “kings and kingdoms will all pass away” so will all governments and leaders and He (Jesus) shall reign forever and ever king of kings and Lord of Lords.”
It has always been God’s plan from the beginning of time to have fellowship with the humans He created but man broke that relationship. From that time and until this day God longs to draw us back into that relationship with Him. He sent His son Jesus to die so that mankind could be reconciled to God the Father. It is our choice as to whether to believe or not.
This is a departure from my usual writings but this morning I felt compelled to share these thoughts with you. You can choose to accept or deny this, it is your choice whether this makes you angry or not. It is my choice to serve God and accept the promises of His son Jesus Christ. I place my trust in him knowing that He rules.