Nations Under God: Our Beginnings



A Call to Pray for the World


The expression "One Nation Under God," generally in reference to America, should be true of all nations -- of all political countries on Earth. Although some may think the nations that exist were formed by man, in actuality it was God who allowed it all. It is God who established all nations. All nations rise and fall at His command. It was He who brought everything into being; it is He who will bring everything to an end in His time.






Jehovah God Almighty (Elohim) created us artfully, in His own image and blessed us with "certain unalienable rights" including the right to choose. Yet, it is man, who brought the original art form to ruin by making the wrong choice, causing that "great
divide" between the Creator and humanity.


But, because of God's great love for us He continues to woo us back to Him, to restore to us the original image in which we were created for His praise and glory.


It is history (His story) we are living out. And in this, He is calling out a people for Himself, as one nation, to "declare His glory among all nations of the earth" -- Psalm 96:3.



As the psalmist has written, "...Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. In His hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to Him. The sea is His, for He made it, and His hands formed the dry land..." (Psalm 95:1-5).


 

"For there is one God and one mediator between God and man,
the man Christ Jesus (who is God Himself, conceived of the Holy Spirit
in a virgin's womb) who gave Himself as a ransom for all men (mankind)...."

For Further Reflection - for small group or family discussion: Genesis 1-3; Ecclesiastes; Isaiah 45; Ezekiel 18:2330-32; John 3;Romans 13:11 Timothy 2:1-61 Peter 5:8-111 John 4:9.

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