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The day after easter. what a day, to commemorate life after what only seemd to be darkness and despair. What a time of rejoicing! God has been good to us. He has given usa way to be reconciled to Himself. We are no longer to dwell in unbelief and despair which is the recompense of the wicked, for they do see that their wickedness and unblief will and does only lead to despair.

That is something I have been thinking about for a long time, this world according to the Bible is “subject to futility” if we hang onto people or goods too tigthly we should be careful lest we perish with a world that is perishing. It is groaning under the burden of sin.
Much of everyday life is bound of in futility. If you have lived past the age of forty you will have lived long enough to see with your own eyes, The only thing is that this perishing world is a good evangelist! It makes decay look appetizing and once you taste it, you find you have bitten ino a rotten apple.

Christ is our only hope, in this world, and we will always be looking to Him for mercy and grace, there is not a moment that we do not live that we can do withouth Him. Sin crouches at the door of every man, woman and child. It is better to do as John Bunyan said in his book, Piglrim’s progress. Flee from the wrath to come! Certainly God cannot be happy with the wretchedness of men, and the longer I live, the more I see the seed of that wretchedness in me. Christ must be our beginning, Christ must be in our waking breath and Christ must in our very last breath. When the veil is lifted and we step into the Presence of His glorious majesty this world will be seen for the rotten apple it is. And we will wonder at why we were so tempted by such petty things.

Good things are good, but the best thing is to love Christ in this life, and see HIm in the next, we are still in darkness as far as this world is concerned, we groan with creation, that things are not what they should be, O to see our Glorious Lord Jesus, it will be worth a world of suffering. To know Him in His resurrection power, to conform to His ways and to imitate Him in what we do and say. So much of what we do and say is tied up in our eternal destiny, so let us not despise this glorious sacrifice of God, the death of His Son, taking the punishment for our sakes. Let us yearn rather for the day of final redemption as it draws near and not love this world with all it evils, that is passing away anyway. And let us not forget to encourage each other as we see this day appoaching!

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Posted April 6, 2010 by Reformed and renewed in Devotional

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