Saturday, December 19, 2015

Phillips: the obsession for security

Saturday, December 19, 2015
    [Jesus:] “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
    —Matthew 24:36 (NIV)
    In my judgment, the description which Christ gave of the days that were to come before his return is more accurately reproduced in this fear-ridden age than ever before in human history. Of course we do not know the times and the seasons, but at least we can refuse to be deceived by the current obsession for physical security in the here-and-now. [Continued tomorrow]
    ... J. B. Phillips (1906-1982), Good News: Thoughts on God and Man, New York: Macmillan, 1963, p. 159-160 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 24:36,3-31; 25:13; Mark 13:7-8,32; Luke 21:9-28; Acts 1:7; 1 Thess. 5:1-2; 2 Pet. 3:10; Rev. 3:3
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You remind me that my home is with You.
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