Glory To God
By Kim Larsen
“Thus says the Lord:
Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom
Let not the mighty man glory in his might
nor let the rich man glory in is riches
but let him who glories glory in this.
That he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising loving kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight says the Lord.” Jeremiah 9:23-24
Knowing God is all important. Like our Saviour we are in this world to do service for God. We are here to become like God in character, and by a life of service to reveal Him to the world.
A knowledge of God is the foundation of all true education and of all true service. It is the only real safeguard against temptation. It is this alone that can make us like God in character.
In the last 3 weeks, we have seen mankind at its worst, (the racial unrest in Charlotteville ) and then mankind at its best, (the coming together of all in Houston) during the evacuation and rescue of flood victims from Hurricane Harvey. As the images are still fixed in my mind the same emotion is felt in both cases. Sadness and tears well up in my eyes when I saw the hatred for one another, the selfishness and evil of white supremacy. God is not a respecter of persons. He loves us all the very same. There is no race that is better than any other. Sadness again overwhelmed me as I watched the devastation of the hurricane, the people that lost their homes, their possessions, some of them lost family members, but out of this tragedy emerged unity of men. All racial tension was gone and forgotten as Texans reached out to help each other in time of need. The picture of a group of people forming a human chain to pull someone from a sinking car was an object lesson for us all. When it comes down to it, serving others is it. We see God’s love for us in the midst of chaos. We feel His presence when selfishness is put aside, and we work together for others. Our enemy is at war with humankind, but he lost the battle in Houston.