May 27, 2023
Listening to a song by Maranatha Singers this morning, this phrase, “He is coming soon.” stood out to me. This promise of Jesus, recorded in the Bible, has always been a source of mockery and snide comments ever since the day Jesus left. I submit for your approval two pearls for a necklace of understanding:
- “The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.” — 2 Peter 3:9, NLT… (Peter writing to Believers regarding Jesus’ promise to return one day, and we should wait with expectation.)
- “After four generations your descendants will return here to this land, for the sins of the Amorites do not yet warrant their destruction.” — Genesis 15:16, NLT… (God speaking to Abraham as He was calling him out of Ur of the Chaldees with the promise to inherit the land of Canaan.)
Today, all the dynamics of Life on Earth and in the functioning of Societies throughout the World are sliding sideways, and Jesus said things will continue to get worse and worse toward the end of God’s work — until Jesus’ return as the final Judge. From the above passages in the Bible, anyone can knit together the final decorative choker to wrap your thoughts around and to make your own conclusions.
It is always a choice.
“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” — John 3:17, NIV.
“Will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry out to Him day and night? Will He continue to defer their help? I tell you, He will promptly carry out justice on their behalf. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?” — Luke 18:7–8, Berean Standard Bible.
It’s a choice.