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Walking Through 2nd Peter, #11 – Until Time Ends

Walking Through 2nd Peter, #11 – Until Time Ends

Encouragment
Time can be a tricky thing. On the one hand, it seems set, mechanical, and permanent. Each second exactly the same length as the one before it. And yet, in our own experience, while the mechanics of time seem firm the feeling of time is fluid. Life hurries by, yet some days take forever to arrive. That’s simply our perception. Yet there is also Einstein’s theory that exposes the relativistic nature of mechanical time. There is a temptation to put the next step in our walk through 2nd Peter into a 21st century understanding of physics and chemistry. A temptation we are striving to avoid. Peter declared, “But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. The Lord is not slow about His promi
Our Just Deserves

Our Just Deserves

Encouragment, Grace
Every couple of weeks I receive an envelope inside is a pay stub. A worthless piece of paper. I can’t take it to the bank and cash it.  But it is proof of a deposit that has happened behind the scenes; money magically moving from one bank account to another account in another bank.  It's not a gift. Those dollars have been earned.  Having fulfilled my commitment to my employer they are morally, ethically, and contractually obligated, to pay me the agreed upon amount. I received something because I deserved it. The habit of thinking that we deserve something worms its way into our relationship with God. Well, there is a kind of truth in that, we do deserve something from God. It's just not what we think. There is an attribute of God’s revealed character that is often ignored.  We tuck it