For decades now, political leaders have longed for a new world order. They speak about the day when our planet will have a single government that fosters peace, harmony, and economic growth. I am not a prognosticator, so don’t expect me to get into that discussion. Yet the Bible teaches God will one day establish a just government on this earth—one under the rule of His Son Jesus. One reason He will do it is because He is angry at the corruption and injustice in our world. We read this in Isaiah 59: “Yes, truth is gone, and anyone who renounces evil is attacked. The LORD looked and was displeased to find there was no justice. He was amazed to see that no one intervened to help the oppressed. So he himself stepped in to save them with his strong arm, and his justice sustained him. He put on righteousness as his body armor and placed the helmet of salvation on his head. He clothed himself with a robe of vengeance. And wrapped himself in a cloak of divine passion. He will repay his enemies for their evil deeds. His fury will fall on his foes. He will pay them back even to the ends of the earth. In the west, people will respect the name of the LORD; in the east, they will glorify him. For he will come like a raging flood tide driven by the breath of the LORD.” Of course, we do not know when God’s new world order will come, but since we know God’s desire for righteousness, we proclaim His offer to transform inner hearts, and we promote justice and righteousness in our world today.
Dr. Melvin E. Banks, Sr. is the founder and chairman of UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.). Under his direction, UMI has grown to be a leading publisher of Christian education resources for churches in the African American community. Read More