Friday, April 08, 2011

Who Rules?

 8Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.
 9Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
 10Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.
 11For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.
 12Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.
 13Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power. 

Who Rules?

Who rules this world? There was no doubt in the heart and mind of David that it was God who ruled, not only his kingdom, but the entire world. David, a man of war, witnessed first hand God's intervention in battle after battle and victory after victory. Never, even in his later years, did David forget his first love; even unto the end of his days on this earth, he gave God the glory for the successful reign God had given to him.

Who rules our world? Never, in all of history, has this been a more important question to ask. One only has to pick up the daily paper or read the daily headlines to see the turmoil and unrest that exists worldwide. Financial woes are crippling the nations, citizens are rising up against their leaders, and natural disasters are taking huge tolls against the people of this world. Why? Does this all happen just by chance?

We must remember that this is God's world; He created this world and gave man the order to take dominion over it. Yet, it would seem that man has done his utmost to destroy the work of God's hands! Is that even possible?

Just as David understood, as evidenced by his reflections in Psalm 21, so it is true today that nothing man does can thwart the will of God. God rules this world; nothing happens by chance. Though we may not be able to make sense of what we see, as Christians we know and understand that God is using these worldwide events to bring victory for the righteous and defeat those who shake their angry fists in his face.

Who rules our own personal worlds? Are we the master of our own destinies? Make no mistake that even the ordinary events of our days are brought about by the hand of God. Are we going to join forces with God Almighty, or are we going to seek to advance the cause of the wicked? There is no middle ground!

Let us, as Christians, join David in proclaiming, Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.

God Bless You,
Linda

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