October 09, 2020
Who Does He Think He Is
Matthew 2:3 (KJV) When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
The sad fact is that many leaders and advisers would pose this same question today. I say this in pointing to the many levels of government and the often twisted earthly authority in place over humanity. Why, because collective thinking by humankind is to hate holiness and to flee from God for they understand not His will and way in this world just as King Herod was troubled this day.
I am sure you will agree that human regulations and social guidelines often consist of policy apart from God rather than encouraging alignment with Him. The mindset on display here from King Herod in ancient times would match up with the belief of many world leaders, authority figures, and politicians today. As you note in this verse, once the king was troubled, his anxious unsettling affected the country as a whole. Just like the times in which we live today, nervous mindsets are easily manipulated to place trust in the collective thinking of wicked leadership, and often collectively, humanity chooses to forgo the instruction and direction of God.
One day God will meet one on one with the leaders of our day, past rulers, including King Herod, and us. Each will know for sure what is happening and whether they will fellowship with or without God forever as the prophesied end-time events unfold. Those who have placed trust in God will have no lingering doubts or constant anxiety in the world now and as it is destroyed at the end of this age.
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