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  • Writer's pictureJocolby Phillips

God and Time

(~ 5 min read) Good morning and happy Monday. Soaking in the wonder of the jeweled late-afternoon sky, a man of significant wealth finds himself far from the echo of familiar cityscapes, deep within a mysterious country, where cryptic sounds and wisdom flood his senses. A longing had stirred within his heart, a desire to understand his purpose with the time his life represented.

The man understood as he watched the dust dance between the golden rays of twilight that time was a tapestry woven not by man's hands but by an omnipotent weaver who guides each thread in an orchestration of love and grace. His wealth, he realized, was not in the currency of years he could amass but in the richness of each fleeting moment held in the divine palms of his Creator. For in seeking to extend his time, he had neglected to fully inhabit it, forgetting that the experiences of his existence unfold according to a divine saving plan.

Today's thought: "In each tick of the clock, there is a divine purpose, and in each tock, a promise of grace. Our task is not to manipulate time but to marvel at its divine orchestration."

Closing: In today's fictional introduction story, we glimpse how the world views time. However, time is not fatalistic or unstable, as the world believes. Time is, according to Scripture, under God's personal direction and control. Time moves with purposeful The divine promises bestowed upon Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and Jeremiah illuminate the stage of history. Each spotlight reveals a progressive unveiling of God's redemptive plan for humanity. Romans 5:6 speak the best about how God is in control and cares about time. The most important thing we can remember about time is God promises eternal life with him to those who believe in Jesus' redeeming work ( John 3:16; 1 John 5:13 ) and eternal separation from him to those who spurn it ( Matt 25:46; 2 Thess 1:6-8 ).

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