In this morning’s meditation two interesting words came while praying:
But God. These two words appear 44 times in the KJV translation, first in Genesis 20:3, the last 1Thessalonians 4:8.
Then came the verse,
1Jo 5:19 “And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.”
My thinking is that Satan has permeated the whole world with his evil desires like what happened to Lot,
2Pe 2:8 “For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds.”
We are living in a polluted world and need day by day to renew our mind by meditation on Philippians 4:8 “ Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” I was given that verse 57 years ago and it keeps popping up in my mind.
The words But God relate to what men have planned as their agenda for the world. Man’s plans have not put God in the equation.
Men think China will collapse when the American dollar goes down, but it will not. China will shake its head and get on with business.
The key nations to watch are in the middle east, not North America.
We have a hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.” Amplified Bible.