“… For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, And You are exalted as head over all.” 1 Chronicles 29:11b
While the writer of Chronicles is uncertain, the topic is not. He spends most of his time speaking of God’s promise to David and the greatness of the Lord. Here we find the confirmation that all things belong to Almighty God. Even though Satan has been relegated to this earth, cast out of heaven due to his gross disobedience, God still controls him. For the Christian, there is nothing Satan can do that has not been allowed by the Lord. We should take comfort in that fact. There is in fact nothing that God does not either cause or allow to take place in all of creation. Many things make no sense to us; however, God has reasons and purposes that are far above our ability to comprehend. At times He seems unjust or even cruel, but God is God and our understanding of His actions, frankly, is irrelevant. Our part in all this is to have unwavering faith and trust that He is doing what is right, just and necessary for the advancement of His kingdom.
The end of this world is inevitable, as revealed in scripture. A new world is coming that will be ruled and reigned over by Christ. Man’s ability to govern himself has failed. We are a self-centered, self-absorbed lot who seek pleasure over pain and the easy path over the difficult one. Once a part of God’s family that should change. It’s not that we seek pain and difficulty, but at times it is the route God takes us. Instead of throwing up our hands in disgust and concluding that God either doesn’t care or is unfair, we are to grow up spiritually by virtue of life’s tests. The Lord places obstacles in our path as a means of testing our faith and our fortitude. Will we fold or will we find a way by tapping into the Holy Spirit within us to conquer the obstacle and move forward? The decision is yours. Until Christ returns, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Translation: New King James
Resources: The Asbury Bible Commentary.