Yesterday was United Nations Day. Today I want to share a few verses from the Bible about the nations and a short reflection on what it means to be part of the united nations.
Psalm 67:3: “May the nations praise you O God. Yes may all the nations praise you.”
Deuteronomy 7:7: “The Lord did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples..”
1 Chronicles 16:31: “Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!””
Psalm 9:8: “He will judge the world with justice and rule the nations with fairness.”
Psalm 9:20: “Make them tremble in fear, O Lord. Let the nations know they are merely human.”
Each and every nation has their own people, culture and history. No nation is exactly the same as any other, and even the nations who are similar have differences. Those differences are one of the reasons why it’s so important to have an organization like the United Nations, so that we can all come together in a safe environment and support each other. Because what may be seen as differences could be the solutions or insights that other nations are in need of and could benefit from. The United Nations should also be a safe place for us to talk about our challenges and and concerns that we have with other parts of the world. The United Nations is also a reminder that we all share this same planet and should be considerate of what we’re doing and how it could be affecting the future of our world.
The verses above also remind that all nations should give honor to God and that God is aware of all nations from the largest to the smallest. God doesn’t care about size or military might, but cares for all nations. We should remember that we’re visitors on this planet that He has created and that if we want to keep living here we should do better with working together to care for it.