Sunday, January 21, 2024

Trueblood: meaninglessness

Sunday, January 21, 2024
    Feast of Agnes, Child Martyr at Rome, 304
    The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
    —2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 (NIV)
    Men and women can bear hardship, poverty, physical hunger and pain, but there is one thing which they cannot bear very long, and that is meaninglessness. If they are not provided with meaning in one connection, they will seek it in another. The parable of the impossibility of the permanently empty house is more applicable to our society today than it has ever been in our lives.
    ... Elton Trueblood (1900-1994), The Future of the Christian, Harper & Row, 1971, p. 13-14 (see the book)
    See also 2 Thess. 2:9-12; Ps. 81:11-12; Matt. 12:43-45; 24:10-13; 1 Tim. 4:1; 6:9-10; 2 Pet. 2:3; 1 John 2:18-19; Jude 1:4
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have filled the hearts of Your people.
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