Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Tuesday, August 4, 2020


Text: “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains.” – Matthew 24:15, 16.

Comment: After seeing the follies and brutalities of the First World War, the nations met and set up the League of Nations in 1919 so that it will prevent wars through joint efforts. Because people looked to it rather than to God the body became an abomination that brought desolation particularly to nations in Europe when the Second World War broke out in 1939. After the Second World War, the leading powers of the world set up the United Nations on October 24, 1945, as a kind of world government for nations to act in concert to solve the problems of the world.  But the facts so far have informed a more humble and realistic view of man’s capacity to tackle the challenges that confront him every second.  It is only God Almighty Who will bring peace on earth. “The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.” (Psalm 29:11) Long ago had the Bible declared, that we should trust only in God Almighty and not in men, “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.” – Psalm 118:8, 9.

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