“When the Most High assigned lands to the nations, when he divided up the human race, he established the boundaries of the peoples according to the number in his heavenly court. For the people of Israel belong to the Lord; Jacob is his special possession” (Deuteronomy 32:8-9, NLT).
These verses describe God’s sovereignty over His created order. They are part of a song that Moses composed under divine inspiration as a witness to God’s covenant with Israel (see 31:19-22).
Presumably, the people of Israel would sing the song as part of a regular covenant-renewal ceremony to remind themselves of the covenant’s judgments and promises (see 31:21).
We, like the ancient Israelites, need to be constantly reminded that God is in charge. Sometimes, when things are not going well or when things are going quite well, we want to take control of our lives.
But ultimate control and supreme authority over the universe emanate from the throne room of God, the unseen Kingdom of Heaven where God resides and rules over the universe.
The events of this world–and your life–are decreed, ordered, and managed from heaven!
But, if your circumstances cause you to forget whom you want to be in charge of your life, then you may need to post a note to yourself. Stick it on the bathroom mirror or the refrigerator door or even on your computer screen.
And write on that note that you belong to God…
That He has plans and purposes for your life…
And, that all you do in life should be directed toward fulfilling His will for you!
Then let that note be a reminder to you that your life is meaningful and significant when you live it as though it is preparation for an eternity in fellowship with God…because it is!
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'” (Jeremiah 29:11, NLT).