He will judge between the nationsIsaiah 2:4 (NIV)
and will settle disputes for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
nor will they train for war anymore.
This morning while reading my Bible, I was struck (for probably the millionth time) by the hope that God’s Word contains. In the case of world peace I’m sure we’ll agree that humanity has failed—miserably.
But what we seek to attain by human measures God promises will happen, not by our political scheming or military prowess, but by His own power.
Jesus will bring world peace at His return and those who are secure in Him will never suffer again.
Now that’s something to smile about!
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5
This verse is an incredibly powerful reminder of what’s really important. Whereas society tends to place more value on things of this world, God encourages us to look up, to remember that HE is more of a treasure than anything we can accumulate down here.
It’s also a beautiful reminder that the things we have on earth are left behind when we die. But Jesus remains even then. What a blessing!
And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
1The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
What an amazing experience it must have been for the millions of former slaves to see God’s power deliver them from their oppressors. But the best news is that, for the child of God today, His power is still ready to work in our lives.
Whether we’re struggling against an addiction, emotional turmoil or health issues, it’s important for the Christian to remember that God is on our side. No matter the chaos that surrounds you, remember that He’s the greatest warrior ever.
Stand firm upon His words of promise, believe, and watch Him do amazing things.
Have a blessed weekend!
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”-Jesus Christ
Rest has been a key part of God’s plan. In Genesis, God rested. In Exodus, He told the Jewish people to observe the 7th day as Sabbath (rest). But His plan went still further as He unveiled a spiritual “rest” through the Holy Spirit that was incarnated in Jesus Christ.
Spirit-filled Christians don’t need to fear the terror, political confusion and religious noise that seems to get louder each day. We don’t need to fear the power of sin or worry about whether we’ll go to heaven or not when this life is over.
Our lives are in the hands of a perfect, omnipotent God and, no matter what each day brings, we are at rest, knowing that He is STILL in control.
I love that!
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,Psalm 130: 5 ESV
and in his word I hope;
Waiting can seem to be so difficult at times, especially when life seems to be passing us by. Or when others get their blessings and we’re still on our knees.
But the truth is, patience is perfection. The “instant gratification” philosophy has no place in God’s Word. He molds our character by delaying, holding back until He’s finished infusing another layer of Himself into our lives.
Keep waiting. Keep believing. Keep loving God. He can never fail.