When I was a student in Bible College, I saw a painting of Jesus standing at the UN Building knocking on the door. It wasn’t the best painting as far as artwork goes, but the message was clear. The Prince of Peace was knocking on the door of the World Body.
Bolivia, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, France, Gabon, Malawi, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Senegal, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Uzbekistan.
As I look at the list of countries above, I think about how I have visited two, France and Mexico, and have had students all of them except the United Kingdom, which already speaks English, Gabon and Malawi.
Something else about these countries that perhaps some do not know. They are on the United Nations Human Rights Council.
China on the Human Rights Council? Yes, the country that is committing genocide against the Muslim minority Uighurs even harvesting their organs. Cuba on the Human Rights Council? Yes, the country people are willing to try to raft, sail, swim 90 miles to Florida across shark infested waters to get away from.
You get my point.
This is a bit of a long intro to Isaiah 55:8-
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.”
Just because the world says something is a good idea, does not make it a good idea.
In these uncertain times, I want to seek and follow God’s ways. Why?
My desire is for people I interact with to come to know Jesus as their Savior because I want to see them in heaven for all of eternity.
So even though the world says something is a good idea, does not mean I should follow it or live that way especially when it is counter to God’s ways. It is not only about me. It is about the souls of those people I interact with.
One day Jesus will return to earth. There will be no more United Nations. There will be no more corrupt governments torturing their own people. I want people I know to be with Jesus to enjoy that day.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.