Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Questions That Count for Eternity

In Bible study today, we wrestled with an esoteric question: When will we know it all, i.e., when will we be privy to God's wisdom . . . as soon as we are clothed with immortality? Or will God school us in the ages to come?

Since no living soul can answer such questions, it's useless to spend much time discussing them. Far better to simply trust that God will tell us what we need to know when we need to know it . . . and it will all be good.

Perhaps we could better invest our time finding out what pleases the Lord and making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil (Ephesians 5:9-16). Evil? Watch the evening news on television. Read the morning paper. The world's a mess: what's wrong with people anyway?

Steve Green recorded a beautiful song, "People need the Lord." They need to hear the Good News that God loves them . . . that Jesus died for their sins and offers forgiveness, full and free.

Yet how will they hear unless someone tells them? Now this is a question we ought to answer, a question that counts for eternity. It's all part of trimming our wicks and occupying until He comes. Can you think of someone in your sphere of influence who needs the Lord? Who, besides yourself, can you count on to tell them?

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