1 Chronicles 29:11
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things.
This looks like the text that the monks tied on to the end of The Lord’s Prayer centuries ago... “For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, amen.”
We adore you as the one who is over all things... This truth is very important to focus on as I read the news headlines this morning. This morning’s headlines, by the way, are full of doom and gloom. There was not one positive story in the bunch.
There was one news headline from the Associated Press about making embryos from 3 people is not deemed as unsafe. Someone will go ahead with this science. Sounds like Jesus is coming back soon because Jesus warned in Matthew 24:37 that it will be like it was in Noah’s day. And in Noah’s day there was a weird breed of people, nephilites, roaming around. An embryo made from three different people sounds like a weird breed to me.
Jesus goes on to say in Matthew 24:38-39: In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat. People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes.
More actual headlines from today:
- (From CBS News) Women having plastic surgery on hands for better engagement ring ‘selfies’ (sounds like enjoying weddings)
- (From International Business Times) Godfather of Ecstasy dies at age 88 after 4,000 ‘trips’ (sounds like enjoying parties)
- (From cnsnews.com) 1 in 5 Children Live in Poverty in U.S. (sounds like 4 out of 5 families are enjoying food, banquets, and not sharing with the needy)
That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes... And that is the way it is right now on June 4, 2014. So, I’m guessing he could come today!
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, THE VICTORY, and the majesty... I could read the news this morning and get really depressed, but I’m not. None of these headlines has any power over the One I put all of my hope and trust in. And none of these headlines is scarier than what will happen to those who do not recognize their need for repentance of their sins and the forgiveness of Jesus. (See Revelation 21:8)
No one listened to Noah back in the day. People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away... And people aren’t realizing what is going on right now either.
I can see the signs of the times in the Times right now. The news headlines could overwhelm me were it not for the fact that YOU are the One who is over ALL things. And it is you I trust. I do not put my hope in the perpetuation of national stability caused by a strong family unit. And I do not trust in the escapist mentality of the perpetual partier, nor in the charity of man. I trust in you! And I look forward to the return of your Son. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen!