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A STUDY OF THE NATIONS (1 of 3)
Jesse M. Hendley
Today we are taking up a study of THE NATIONS, and in
this study you will find two different truths. You
will find a PESSIMISTIC viewpoint. The Bible HAS a
pessimistic viewpoint, pessimistic because God says
there is no peace to the wicked, and as long as
wickedness abides there must be pessimism in that
regard. But there will be OPTIMISM for the children of
God, because God presents plainly the victory of the
saved. Nations of the people who are saved shall walk
in the light of the Holy City! That is one of God's
"shall's" and He means what He says.
GOD LOVES MEN, and everything that God does is in
love: I want to remind you of that in the very begin-
ning of this message today. You are familiar with John
3:16, "For God SO LOVED the world." You are familiar
with First John 4 where twice we read, "God is LOVE."
He LOVES you! He loves every human being in this
world. It doesn't make any difference about our race
or nationality or anything else. When God said He
loved "the World," He meant EVERY PERSON in the world.
He meant every individual. And God Loves you! I want
you to know that now.
My son and I were discussing the things of God's Word,
and his little tiny three-month-old baby was there
kicking around on a little blanket on the table we had
there, cooing, you know, and he looked with those fond
father's eyes upon that little babe that he loves with
all his heart. We were talking about God. I said,
"Son, you love that baby, don't you?" He said, "Yes, I
do, Dad, more than anything in the world." I said,
"Well, GOD loves YOU more than you could ever love
that child." What a wonderful thing to get hold of
THAT TRUTH! Whatever our interpretation of the Word of
God, wherever it is, any portion, WE MUST interpret it
in the light of WHAT GOD IS, and God is fundamentally
LOVE! Every activity He makes toward the human race is
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