Monday, November 28, 2011

Works of God

 5Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.
 6He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him.
 7He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah. 

Works of God

As we read the Old Testament stories displaying the wondrous works of God on behalf of His people, it is appropriate to ask ourselves, where is God today? Does He still work on behalf of His people today, causing some nations to rise while allowing others to fall?

In Old Testament times, the nations believed that their country or city was protected by their gods. If their god was angry at them, he would allow other nations to overpower them. We, in our advanced age, see this as foolishness. Sadly, the nations then had a better understanding of the spirit world than we do today.

As Christians we understand that the works of God are manifested today just as much as they were during the Old Testament times. God rules this world! Even though men foolishly believe that they rule their nations by their own power and strength, it is God who allows one ruler to reign and another to be overcome.

God, who turned the sea into dry land that allowed the children of Israel to escape from Pharaoh's armies, has the same power today to work on behalf of His people. Sadly, Christians today have become apathetic in their devotion to God, not understanding that God still works on their behalf even in the seemingly insignificant aspects of life.

What the psalmist understood and expressed in Psalm 66 is still true in the 21st century!
He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves.
Let us, by the grace of God, see the works of God as He lives and rules on behalf of His children today!

God Bless You,
Linda

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