“With God we will perform valiantly”…Psalm 60:12
The final part of the Lord’s Prayer, which is really a doxology, contains a categorical assertion that God reigns through His kingdom–now. It manifestly requires a measure of faith and courage to affirm this truth in our modern society, when so many things seem positively to shout against it–so many wrongs that clamor for redress, so many problems that demand a solution, and so many social evils whose existence appears utterly incompatible with the reign of God. Yet affirm it we must.
I read recently of a dear Christian who sent a letter to her pastor:Quote, “I look around the world and am appalled. My only comfort is the hymn ‘Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun.’ I, therefore, sit back and watch and wait the day.” The pastor told her that her letter reminded him of some words he had heard that some one put together in a conference once::
“Sit down, O men of God!
His kingdom He will bring.
Whenever it shall please His will,
You need not do a thing!”
In the pastor’s reply to the dear lady, “Yes, its true that one day the kingdom of God shall ‘stretch from shore to shore,'” but let us not ignore the fact that God is reigning now. Given our cooperation, the Almighty can greatly affect the world through our committed lives. If we fail to see this, then it is possible that we struggle and stumble through life, waiting for Him, while all the time He is waiting for us.”
Let me further say, David cried out for God to come to the aid of His chosen people. Only God could help Israel prevail in her current trouble. Listen to me folks, don’t you think God knows what going on today. Don’t get in the trap that Satan has laid out for you to give up on God. In appealing to God for help, David declared two important truths that guided him as a man of war:First, human help is useless in defeating the world’s enemies. Second, God alone can make us victorious over the enemies of this world. We need to declare our faith in God. In conclusion:Although David had a valiant army with strong leaders, he did not trust in his own resources for victory over his enemies. He knew God would lead him to victory. As we fight against our spiritual enemies, the world, the flesh, and the devil, we need to fully trust in God for victory, God’s Word teaches us how to battle our spiritual foes.. Don’t give up neighbor, God Reigns Now…Let’s pray.. O God, deliver us from a view of life that says, “Look what the world is coming to,” Help me and everyone, to look at you and Your Precious Son, then I can say::”Look what has come to the world.” Thank you Jesus for dying for us and the shedding of Your Precious blood to cover our sins. Forgive me where I have sinned. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen…
Dr. Kenneth Benton