God Over The Affairs of Men

God has a penchant for intervening in the affairs of men. God is not disconnected from the affairs of this world, and is only interested in the rapture of his saints to heaven. One can see the hand of God all over worldly affairs. The impression we have from the bible is that the Almighty God cares about how we are living our lives here on earth. And that he wants to steer the world towards righteousness, justice, and better fruitfulness. God cares about the earth, its resources and how the world is run.

“The sentence is by the decree of the watchers, the decision by the word of the holy ones, to the end that the living may know that the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will and sets over it the lowliest of men.” (Daniel 4:17 ESV)

The will of God is a major influence on worldly affairs. God has power over the nations of the world and is able to enforce his will. A classic example is King Cyrus (Isaiah 45). Another great example can be found in the biblical book of Esther. God is never mentioned in that book, yet one can see God at work behind the scenes.

Benjamin Franklin, a founding father of the United States of America rebuked the delegates at the Constitutional Convention for neglecting prayer. He reminded them that “except the Lord build the House they labour in vain that build it.”. They were destined to fail in establishing their new country unless they prayed and allowed God to influence their work. He went on to suggest that prayers be offered to God every morning before their deliberations each day. Needless to remind the reader that they went on to form one of the most powerful nations the world has ever seen. God governs in the affairs of men and blessed is the person through whom the mandate of heaven advances.

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