Tuesday, September 18, 2012

All Nations

 1O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.
 2For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD. 
(Psalm 117, King James Version)

All Nations

Paul, in Romans 15:11, quotes from this Psalms when he says, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people. Though just a short Psalm of two verses, Psalm 117 reminds us that God in His great mercy and kindness, has opened the truth of the Gospel to all nations. No longer is it confined to one small nation.

Because of God's great mercy, the Gospel has spread to all the nations of the world. Bible have been printed in almost all languages--even today, through organizations such as Wycliffe Bible Translators, the Bible continues to be published in more and more languages.

Some countries have a small light, as the darkness of non-Christian religions seek to blot them out, yet God strengthens His people and gives them courage even in the middle of great persecution. There is no nation where the true servants of God outnumber the ungodly, yet God faithfully protects and sustains His children.

As children of God, what are we doing to help spread the Gospel to all the countries of the world? This is the great commission that Jesus gave to us in Matthew.
 18And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
 19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
 20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:18-20, King James Version)
All of God's children are called to reach out to those among whom they live, as well as those who populate all of the nations of the world. As God gives us opportunity, we are to reach out in prayer support, monetary support, and even going to those countries ourselves. That is why we are here!

Go, then, in obedience to God an spread the wondrous truths of God's Word to all nations.

God Bless You,
Linda


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