5 October 2020 – Psalm 103:19 (NIV)

5 October 2020 – Psalm 103:19 (NIV)

Scripture

The Lord has established his throne in heaven,
    and his kingdom rules over all.

Reflection

As I follow the news, one of the most covered events recently have been the upcoming President Election in the United States. When it comes to any election, campaigning, debates, promises and verbal attacks are not uncommon by the candidates, with the intent to win votes and discredit their opponent.

What an incredible contrast and humble reminder it is with today’s verse. It is God Himself, the Lord of Lords, King of Kings, who establishes his throne in heaven – his unmovable and stable authority, glory and power. Earthly reigns and kingdoms will pass, kings (and presidents!) will rise and fall, but God’s Kingdom will last forever.

His kingdom rules over all – good and bad, mortal and immortal, over the powerful and the powerless.

In light of His authority I am reminded of 1 Timothy 2:11-13:

11 Here is a trustworthy saying:

If we died with him,

    we will also live with him;

12 if we endure,

    we will also reign with him.

If we disown him,

    he will also disown us;

13 if we are faithless,

    he remains faithful,

    for he cannot disown himself.

 

“If we endure, we will also reign with him.” – The God who created all things allows us to join in reigning with Him. May we put our trust in Him every day of our lives.

Thoughts for the day

  • What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
  • What does this passage tell you about humanity?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
  • Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.

Prayer

Think of another person in your life who needs God to move in their situation. Ask for God to be at work. Approach the Lord of all with boldness today, knowing that he delights in you, and those you love.

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Su Tsai, Community Life Director
Su Tsai is the Community Life Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF) and is a graduate of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has been on staff since 2006 as the Youth Director and the Community Life Director since 2012.