Yancey: marking time
Feast of Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c.326
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.
—1 Corinthians 4:20 (NIV)
The people of God are not merely to mark time, waiting for God to step in and set right all that is wrong. Rather, they are to model the new heaven and new earth, and by so doing awaken longings for what God will someday bring to pass.
... Philip Yancey (b. 1949), Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud, p. 36 (see the book)
See also Matt. 5:13-16; Rom. 15:13; 1 Cor. 4:20; 11:1; Eph. 4:1; Phil. 2:14-16; Col. 1:13-14,27; 1 Thess. 2:11-12; 1 Tim. 4:12; Tit. 1:2; 2:7-8; Heb. 4:6; 1 Pet. 2:21; Rev. 5:9-10
Quiet time reflection:
Lord, help us to demonstrate the Kingdom to those around us.
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