Words from the Heart for Thursday May 31st, 2018
From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.
Acts 17:26 (NIV)
Nations in History
There are many, many different families of people that make their home across our world. The Creator God takes delight in this variety and has marked out a homeland for all. How amazing that we are on the earth at this time in history living exactly where we are! Let us bring glory to Him by doing His will.
The First World War had a profound impact on Canada’s place in the world. The war accelerated the transformation of the British Empire into the British Commonwealth and demonstrated Great Britain’s military and economic reliance on the self-governing dominions. Most of the principal Commonwealth heads of government recognized this, and saw clearly in their wartime contributions the route to greater independence and standing within imperial counsels. It wasn’t until 1931, however, that Canada gained control over its own foreign policy.
When God sent Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden, He told them to multiply, to populate the earth. Men and women have been doing that ever since and in the past 6 000 years, according to the Biblical timeline, the population has grown from two people to 7 billion. And the Bible tells us that God knows them all, which is even more mind bending. God has a plan for the nations. In spite of how the world seems to be at the moment, God is in control of the nations. Acts 17:26 speaks to this: “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.” God has marked out the appointed times in history. He sets up kings and tears them down. He establishes governments and empires and He knows how long their power will last. If He can do this for an entire nation, how much easier does He find keeping your house in order. You can trust Him to run your life. And to do what is best for you.
These have been words from the heart.