God’s Plan for the world
God created the world and called it good. By our own actions, humanity allowed sin to take hold. God made a plan to rescue us from our sins, a plan that would involve the death of His own beloved son. Many people believe that God is angry with the world, but the truth is that God loves the world, and even though most have turned their back on God, He still continues to seek a relationship with all people.
On a number of occasions, God expresses clearly His intention for the earth.
The words of Numbers14:21concisely summarise God’s intention.
“But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.” (Numbers 14:21 )
Here God tells Moses that as truly as He is the living God, one day the whole earth will be filled with His glory.
The prophet Habakkuk in the Old Testament adds a little more to the description of the plan:
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” (Habakkuk 2:14)
Just as there is no part of the sea where there is no water, in like manner, one day there will be no place on the earth where God’s glory is not found. What an exciting plan!