Psalm 146:3-4 ..3 Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation. 4 His spirit departs, he returns to the earth; In that very day his thoughts perish.
We are not to trust in princes, kings, rulers, presidents or ordinary citizens because these people are not sovereign, all-powerful or especially all-caring. There is no eternal salvation in man or woman no matter what their position is. When people die their spirit departs to either be in heaven with Jesus or in hell. Their bodies decay and return to dust and their thought life on earth ends.
In fact in our financially oriented world system our worth or acceptance is based on what a person can do for someone else, not on any intrinsic value. Therefore, when a person stops adding commercial value in our current world system they are quickly forgotten. In God’s eyes a person has intrinsic value. Their legacy will be passed on for good or bad to future generations.
Disciples are the people God entrusted with continuity of the community we know as the true church. Jesus told His disciples to go making disciples of all the nations through witnessing and then baptizing the new disciples. We are to teach the disciples all that Jesus commanded us so that all will become disciple-makers. He promised to be with us always in this process. [Matthew 28:18-20] On the day of His ascension His last words were to be witnesses to people in the entire earth in the power of the Holy Spirit. [Acts 1:8]
Trust and obey the Lord. Make disciples by witnessing, baptizing the new disciples and teaching the gospel to disciples so that all will be disciple-makers.
What a way to praise the Lord for His faithfulness!
Henry Luke 7/31/2017
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