1 Corinthians 8:6 One God, One Lord

Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live. 1 Corinthians 8:6

In a world with billions of people, there are also billions of different views on life. People have different views on how life came into existence upon this earth and they have different views as to their purpose upon this earth.

These views range from believing in some god, to believing only in nature. Many will even believe in multiple ways of each.

Paul says that for believers there is only one God and one Lord. Both had made all things and believers live through both.

The world does not have a set standard that everyone completely believes in or follows. There are many different theories as to how life began on the earth. Some are similar to others, while some are standing alone. With all the different views, there is confusion and a lostness felt.

Many in the world often live in confusion as to how they are supposed to live their lives. All they see is many different gods and many different ways to live. There is no one set standard. They do not know or understand their purpose in their lives.

Every believer believes in that there is only one God. It is God the Father who created everything with His Son Jesus Christ at His side. Believing in only one God, gives meaning and purpose to life and removes confusion. It removes the confusion, because there is only one standard to live by.

Jesus came and showed people the way to live their lives and to please God. This guidance is now found in the Bible and is guided by the Holy Spirit.

You may be wondering at times what your purpose is in life. Jesus came to give you life and a purpose. That purpose is to love God and to love others. You are to be His witness everywhere you go, bringing more people to Him.

As you live in and through Jesus with God’s Holy Spirit guiding you, you will know how to live life in abundance and with purpose. You will not need to live in the confusion that the majority of the world is in.

And your purpose and life will last for eternity, not just a few years.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will live in and through Jesus; that you will seek God for direction in your life; that you will find purpose in living for God; and that you will pass on the good news of Jesus to others.

Zechariah 14:9 One King, One Lord

The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name. Zechariah 14:9

Throughout the world there are many different nations and each has a different ruler and type of government. While there are similarities among the nations, there are also many differences.

One thing in common is that there is no single unified government around the world, though some are seeking it. Those who are seeking a one-world government are seeking it for power and control. Over the centuries, many have attempted to make this happen, but have failed every time.

Zechariah prophesies of a time when God will be king over the entire earth. He will also be the only name that people will look to and serve.

While men strive to have absolute control over others, they always fail. Those who work for absolute control are always seeking it for selfish reasons. They do not have love and concern for those being ruled, only desiring power and control.

God is different than man. God does have the authority and power to rule the entire world. However, His power and authority comes with perfect love. His focus is for the best for each person on the earth.

At this point, God has not become the absolute ruler of the earth with everyone following Him, but that day is coming. Every believer can begin to make it happen by making Jesus their absolute king and ruler in their hearts now.

Every day each believer has a choice to make. That choice is whether to allow God to be Lord of his life or not. Each person must decide whom he will serve–self, man, or God. In the end every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. His is the only name that will last for eternity. The names of men and nations will pass away with time.

As a person on this earth you have a choice as to how you will live your life. The choices are if you will live life believing and trusting God with your whole life or you will try to take control of your own life.

If you choose to control your own life and follow the ways of this world, it may work for a time, but in the end you will face God’s judgement. If you choose to follow God and make Him your Lord and King, you will be given abundant life on this earth and eternal life to come. Who is your King today?

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will make God your King; that you will live obeying God; and that you will know the life God has for you.