Just some days more than others…

23 Oct

Romans 8: 19-21:

” For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, [i]in hope 21 that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God.”

  As a Child of God, you always know the world is broken. Corrupted politics. Failing economies. YouTube Comments. All of these and more all cry out together in unison, “Something is wrong! We need saving!”

  My own heart is particularly indicative of creation’s current condition. Because of things like this, I always know that we need healing, just some days more than others.

  There was a crisis at my job today. The Lord was faithful, we got through it. But it left me feeling an overwhelming sense of the World’s brokenness, and my impotency to change that. Romans 8:20 says that creation was subjected to futility by God so that we could be set free. How does that work?

  2 Corinthians 3 says that where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. How do we receive the Spirit of the Lord? Through faith in Christ (Ephesians 1: 3-14). How do we know that we need Christ? Because the world is broken (see Romans 8 again) It is crying out for relief! But all of our personal efforts are ultimately futile unless they are redeemed by the Lord. So, in desperation we cry out to the Lord for a Savior, He heals and redeems us from the decay of sin, and we are set free. Through the redemption of the sons of God, creation is being redeemed as well.

2 Corinthians 2: 15-16, 3: 4-6 

“5 For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; 16 to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is adequate for these things?…Such confidence we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God,who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”

  He will make all things right, but He is going to do it in His way and in His timing. Any attempts to circumvent His way will end in futility. God promised an Isaac. We should not make Ishmael.

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