“Once for all, I have sworn by my holiness—
and I will not lie to David—
that his line will continue forever
and his throne endure before me like the sun;
it will be established forever like the moon,
the faithful witness in the sky.”
Throughout history in different places, regions and nations of the world various systems of government have been developed. We know of absolute monarchies, constitutional monarchies, dictatorships, republics, democracies, autocracies, theocracies, etc., depending on where power resides and how the state is managed. All have their advocates and some, such as dictatorships are widely abhorred and condemned by people who appreciate and defend their freedoms. In any case, all these different forms of government have their pros and cons and none of them is the solution for humanity. God has promised us through His word that there will come a day when all people will be ruled by one king, on whose shoulders will be the government. A victorious warrior who will be called Sar Shalom, Prince of Peace, who will rule on the throne of David and over his kingdom for all generations.
We, the sons of God, look forward to the return of the great King, he who shall rule with justice, love and truth. He shall heal all sickness, soothe every cry and fill his people with joy and rejoicing. He will make a new heaven and a new earth. He will dwell with his people in the new Jerusalem that comes down from heaven. Everything will be done anew and there will be no more death and curse. The King of kings and Lord of lords will rule for ever and ever to the delight of mankind. Let us wait, then, with patience and fortitude the triumphant arrival of that glorious and wonderful day in which our God shall wipe away every tear and we will see no more death or mourning or crying or pain. We shall see our Saviour face to face and worship him and his name will be on our forehead. It is impossible for us to imagine how glorious that day will be; but you can bet your boots that we shall see it and be glad in it. Only to God be the glory!
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So he swore to them with uplifted hand
that he would make them fall in the wilderness,
make their descendants fall among the nations
and scatter them throughout the lands.
One of the most striking examples of disobedience and ingratitude that I am aware of is the attitude shown by the people of Israel after they escaped, with the help and protection of God, from the slavery Pharaoh imposed on them. Once the painful burden of the activity required to make the huge amount of bricks needed to meet the aggressive construction plans of the king was removed from their shoulders, they were not able to understand or handle the freedom that God had provided. After four centuries of servitude, the transition to liberty was too hard to assimilate and they were struck by confusion. The consequences were severe. All that generation that left Egypt was buried in the wilderness and none of them managed to set foot on the land God had promised, and not because God had broken his promise, but because of their disobedience and contempt for God’s instructions, attitude that brought disgrace to their lives. Today we see many who behave in the same way these unfortunates did when they rejected God’s blessings.
Are you wishing to return to the state where you were before knowing the Lord Jesus? Is your life full of ingratitude and complaints against him who has given you everything you are, you do and you have? Have you raised dumb idols to honor and devote all your attention to them? ¿Do you underestimate the wonderful plan God has prepared for you? Do you complain constantly about everything and for nothing? We must be careful not to become obstacles to the fulfillment of God’s plan. If we stand in the path of God’s purposes we will be hit with the force of a heavy locomotive at full speed. Let us be grateful and obedient to God all the time and in every occasion. This attitude will be of great benefit to us, both materially and spiritually. To God alone be the glory!
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