UPDATED Today’s Spiritual Food for Thought is an updated version of AMI QT Devotional first posted on August 5, 2013.
Spiritual Food for Thought for the Weekend
“What God’s Sovereignty Should Mean in Our Lives”
“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. 6 And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.”
Who is ruling the world? If our answer is anything other than “God,” then, I know this about us: When facing temptations or trials, we will look to everything else other than God for help. We may be fearful because of the economy or the possibility of contracting COVID but let us place our trust in God’s sovereign hand to watch over you.
Throughout the history, we see that God is sovereign over the highest authority of nations. In order to fulfill the prophecy where Christ was to be born, God’s hand had to be upon Caesar Augustus (v. 4). It is comforting to know God is sovereign.
So, to those who are disappointed by the result of the recent election, take heart, for God is in control. And to those who are overjoyed by the same election that brought in a new administration, don’t put your faith in men but in God.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, remind me and help me to place my trust in You. May Your unfailing love rest upon me as I trust in Your holy name. Amen.
Bible Reading for Today: Genesis 43