June 01, 2020
Governments are designed by God to bring peace and to protect the people they oversee. Human history has shown the dramatic difference between good governments and bad. Unjust leaders and those who lead with righteous judgments. Governments are always dependent upon the character of those who are in positions of leadership … and every human leader is flawed.
A RIGHTEOUS KING
Our great hope is to be governed ultimately by One who is perfectly righteous in every way. Who rises above human pettiness and leads with absolute integrity. One who will bring the justice and righteousness and peace we need.
And, there is such a leader. He came to establish a new government, and it is happening and will be fully established soon.
Christ came to rule, not merely give a nice example. His kingdom is different because He is different. He gives a choice to each individual. If they will admit their sin and believe in Him, He will come in to rule in their hearts. He will direct them perfectly. The more they defer to His governance, the more loving and gracious, wise and discerning, humble and righteous they become. The better they lead others. Where they resist His leadership, there is the immediate evidence of their fallen humanity. But as they follow Him, they inherit the true kingdom and all its riches.
For these happy ones who are willing to be governed by Christ, they experience the leadership of the perfect ruler. They have His loving leadership now, but also are equipped to go to an eternal kingdom upon their death, where there is no unrighteousness or inequity for all of eternity.
For a season, human governments will have their day. But soon Christ will return in fullness and banish all evil—including the Evil One who has instigated this revolt against God. Then, whether they desire to do so or not, “every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.” Until then, each human government will best be served by following His leadership. And each person will find the best life as they install Him as King in their heart.
Sovereign God, thank You for Your perfect governance. I’m grateful that You can rule in my heart. Take control, Lord. Oversee the words of my lips and the meditations of my heart. Show me quickly when I am rebelling and rioting against You. Convict me of the foolishness of self-governing and give me the wisdom to repent and return to live under Your care. And thank You, Lord, for the sure promise of an eternal kingdom that will have no end, ruled by the One who is on the Throne!
June 03, 2020
Let it be! I’m ready!
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July 07, 2020
It is one of the wonders of the world. One of the most unexplainable things in human history. In fact, if you divorce God from the story, it is impossible to explain.
God takes simple men and women and uses them to change history.
July 06, 2020
July 03, 2020