Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. (Psalm 100:3)
I am thankful this Thanksgiving week that God has promised a bright and glorious future to those who love Him and have embraced His Son who died on the cross for our sins. I am thankful that those who believe in Him have eternal life and a promise of unity in His name.
I have long believed that man’s greatest need is to believe to the bone that there is a power higher than himself. If the God of the Bible is that higher power, then all that’s needed is to accept His Lordship. If man is the highest power, then man is the determiner of right and wrong. In a world of 7.6 billion people, there is no unity because the world has not submitted itself to the Creator and Redeemer of the human race. “It is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves.”
Jesus prayed in John 17:22 “…that they all may be one, even as we (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) are one.” That’s going to happen when the saints of God are raised from the dead and Jesus reigns on the Throne of David in Jerusalem to rule the world. There will be “Peace in the Valley.” That is, there will be peace among those who belong to Him.
The prophet, Amos, raised the subject of unity: Can two walk together, except they be agreed? (Amos 3:3) There is no root or roof to the meaning of man and the whole of the universe if there is no God.
Throughout history, the three abiding questions that have dominated the human race are: 1. Where did we come from? 2. What is the purpose of our being here? 3. Where are we going when this life is over? The true answer to those three questions provides the basis of unity for the human race. The answer to these three questions will never be found in the halls of Congress. The answer is in a book, The Bible.
The most important thing I want to thank God for during our Thanksgiving season is the fact that we have an eternal future and a basis of unity of the human race in the God of the Bible. One day our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, will return to earth to administer His kingdom from the City of Jerusalem. I thank God that peace will one day come to Planet Earth. And beyond this, there will be a new heaven, and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness. Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. (2Peter 3:13)
There is coming a great day when all of God’s children will be home. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. (Revelation 21:4) Ω
Read Through the Bible in a Year
NOVEMBER 22, 2017 - WEDNESDAY
A.M Ezekiel 27-28 P.M James 4
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Good Verse to Memorize:
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (John 8:12)
Song for Today:
Peace in the Valley (2:12) (Tenn.Ernie Fordl)
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