What Does This Mean? | August 2015
There was no sickness, pain or death in the Garden of Eden. Yet that is certainly not the case for us now! In Paul’s words, ‘creation has been subjected to futility’. Rom 8:20. This situation was triggered when Adam and Eve disobeyed God and took the whole human race into sin and independence. Every day, the world experiences ‘futility’ in the form of suffering, sickness, fear and death. God subjected mankind to futility in hope, so we could ‘be set free from its slavery into the freedom of the glory of the children of God’. Rom 8:21. His plan is not just for suffering to cease. He wants to deliver us into the kind of sonship that will never again fall. In fact, He has provided everything we need to grow to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
Friday | 29 July 2016
When the Song of the Lord becomes our Song, others will also be illumined to see Him. They, too, will see the Lord of glory. They will then fear Him as ‘the Lord strong and mighty in battle’ and, because of this, they will also put their trust in Him. The psalmist wrote, ‘He has put a new song in my mouth - praise to our God; many will see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord’. When we sing the new Song, many will see that we have a different point of reference from those in the world. Like the heroes of faith, we, too, confess that we are strangers and pilgrims on this earth. The world is no longer our dwelling place, in the sense that it is not our point of reference for how we live. It is not our home. Our home is the city of Zion. Its life and culture are our point of reference for how we align our lives. As Christian pilgrims, we...
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