Psalm 47:7-8 “For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding. God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.”
Samuel Landgon’s quote from a post a few weeks ago continues to ring in my ears (see http://prayatlunch.us/gone-away-backwards/). It resonates with me based on the power of its analogy, written about the corruption of the 18th Century British Empire but translatable to the vices of America today. From his view as Harvard’s president during the American’s Revolution, Langdon’s “Government Corrupted By Vice” brilliantly laments the dissolution of society’s moral and political foundations. Regardless of the crumbling edifices of his day, Langdon called upon believers to heed the following:
“We must keep our eyes fixed on the supreme government of the ETERNAL KING, as directing all events, setting up or pulling down the kings of the earth at His pleasure, suffering the best forms of human government to degenerate and go to ruin by corruption; or restoring the decayed constitutions of kingdoms and states, by reviving public virtue and religion, and granting the favorable interpositions of His providence.”
American Christian, keep your eyes fixed on the ETERNAL KING. He directs all events. He can destroy or restore, rebuke or revive. He sits upon the throne of the supreme government. When we let our gaze drop to the things of this earth, we can get discouraged. Yet, when we continue to look upon Him, we can be encouraged regardless of our societal context.
PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TO FIX OUR EYES UPON THE HOLY AND ETERNAL KING. His providence always reigns supreme.