July 31, 2023
Daily Reading – Job 32-34 / Acts 24
Job 34:14-15 If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath; All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
Who has a crystal ball to look into, and see the future? The answer, NO ONE. None of us can predict the future with any degree of accuracy. If you are not sure if that statement is true, watch any local weather report. Although they do a very good job of giving us a scientific estimate using the most up-to-date meteorological equipment, statistics prove they are wrong 40% of the time. When looking at the financial market, we pay people to watch the trends and give us their best guess. However, that is not always accurate from one week to the next. Then if you delve into politics, well that outcome is up in the air daily. One thing we will all have to agree on is that our future is hard to foresee. That is with a couple of exceptions.
There are two future things we can be sure of. Elihu alludes to one of these facts. Job 34:14-15 says, “If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath; All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.” Our life is given to us by God. If God ever decides to quit sustaining life, calling the spirit and breath of man back to himself, well, it is all over. God provides our lives. Everyone will one day face this day of death. Also, everyone will face judgement after that day. For the redeemed, it will be a time of reward. For the lost, it will be the eternal judgement of their sin. This is the future of all man. Guaranteed, 100% accurate.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
Heb. 9:27 says, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” Christ has nailed the sins of man to the cross, if we will just believe on Him. Those future appointments do not have to be bad ones.
Which judgement will you face on that day?
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director