Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Baillie: the unavoidable confrontation

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    [Jesus:] “It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the second or third watch of the night. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”
    —Luke 12:38-40 (NIV)
    The final reality, and the ultimate fact of our total situation to which we need to be adjusted, is God. That indeed would be my definition of God: God is He with whom we have ultimately to do, the final reality to which we have to face up, and with whom we have in the last resort to reckon.
    ... John Baillie (1886-1960), Christian Devotion, Scribner, 1962, p. 67 (see the book)
    See also Luke 12:38-40; Matt. 24:42-44; 25:13; Mark 13:33-36; Luke 21:34-36; Rom. 13:11; 2 Pet. 3:11-14
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You are the One who is there.
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