Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Contingent Security

Last week President Obama said our national security and that of the world is dependent on successful negotiations with Iran (a nation that calls us the “Great Satan”  and has vowed to destroy Israel). The Joint Plan of Action will freeze Iran's enrichment of uranium and halt plutonium production—thus averting nuclear proliferation in the region. Yeah right.

Just the thought that international security is contingent upon Iran’s honesty and good intentions is frightening. David's words seem fitting: “the nations conspire and plot in vain”  (Ps. 2:1).

Knowing that the God of the universe is in control and sets the appointed times of events on earth is a great source of comfort and peace for us. “For kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations. Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence” (Ps. 22:28; Jer. 7:17). Thank God, our security is not contingent on diplomatic resolution with Iran!

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