Friday, July 30, 2010

There is a Time

16 Moreover I saw under the sun:

In the place of judgment,
Wickedness was there;
And in the place of righteousness,
Iniquity was there.
17 I said in my heart,

“ God shall judge the righteous and the wicked,
For there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.”
(Ecclesiastes 3:16-17, New King James Version)

There is a Time

In the place of judgment,
Wickedness was there;
And in the place of righteousness,
Iniquity was there.

I cannot think of a better way to describe our world in the 21st century. Where there should be just judgment, we see wickedness; and where we should see righteousness, we see sin. Is there no hope for mankind?

As Christians, we know the answer to that question. Solomon sums it up rather well in verse 17.

“ God shall judge the righteous and the wicked,
For there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.”

Rather than despair, we are reminded that there is a time when God will judge the righteous and the wicked. Except for the shed blood of Christ, all mankind would be cast aside at that time.

It is not a time that the true saints of God need to fear; instead it will be a time of great rejoicing. There is a time when sin will no longer rule the world; a time when God's children will be ushered into His glorious kingdom.

It is good for us to remind ourselves of these facts. When we are literally at our wit's end, so to speak, we need to remember God's great grace. These times will not continue forever as they do at this now.

There is a time when time shall be no more!

God Bless You,
Linda

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