You alone are the LORD. Nehemiah 9:6

Our understanding of God governs everything else about our lives. What we do on Sunday. What we do on Monday-Saturday. How we work at our job. How we treat our neighbor. Where we spend our money. What activities we choose to participate in.

Nehemiah came back to Jerusalem in 445 B.C for the express purpose of rebuilding the fallen walls of the city. He was a man of one mind. He was able to get the people focused on the task at hand. Along with Ezra the scribe, he was successful in getting the people to acknowledge their sin and bring praise to God.

The rest of the verse above has the focus of all our praise to the God of creation. You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you. The God who created this world and sustains it is worthy of all praise.

Perhaps in this 21st century of skepticism and doubt, it would be good to go back and reflect on the creation of the world. We are met on every hand with what the scientist had found out about the earth. We are led further into a world of nothing to a world of nothing. Matter created all life and matter is easier to deal with than a God of all power.

Our world is floundering on the brink of total disaster. There is no fear of God in the heart of today’s citizens. While our world collapses men are moving away from the one who can bring stability to society. We must stand in the gap and proclaim the God of the Bible and be sure that we have our ducks in order in our own faith.

It is not enough to out argue the world we must out live the world. Grow in our understanding of God and grow closer to Him. That is where the hope of the world lies.