God's Intent for the Nations
God intends for righteousness and praise to rise before every nation. The nations have chosen the ways of wickedness, they slander Heaven.
This world rushes further down improper paths that flood in deluge upon deluge of wickedness.
When foolish men in their pride raise fists high and threaten Heaven from their suffering, or to defend their shameful immorality, they can but only lose.
The nations chew the fruit and ply their trade from the only Tree that teaches evil. Its first and sweetest fruit is pride. The proud cannot learn the ways of Heaven, nor live by them. They can only descend further into moral failure and wickedness. The proud are distant from Heaven. Heaven turns its back to them.
Yet, God is close to the humble and He teaches them His ways. Righteousness is found under their feet as much as praise is heard upon their lips.
It still has not happened before all the nations, but it can now in you and I:
Be not strong in the ways of the nations, but rather draw close to His side so that righteousness and praise may spring within and without.
For as the soil makes the young plant come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations. (Isaiah 61:11)
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"Only one life 'twill soon be past, only what's done for Christ will last." ~ C.T. Studd
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