The movement of history and the advance of technology have not, and cannot, invalidate or discount the Bible’s relevancy to the circumstances and dilemmas of anyone who has been created in God’s image. The disposition of the Bible is constantly up-to-date. It touches every present moment and speaks to that moment with power and relevancy.
Going beyond the first step of faith, i.e., being saved, to living by faith in the realm of the impossible is an essential element to following Christ. Further, believing God for the present and future is more important than believing Him for the past. The life of the believer is to be centered in what God is doing through our lives now, not what He did through our lives in the distant past. Just shut-up and drive!
The most important part of any day is that of centering our attention upon Jesus. Looking into the face of our problems without first looking into the face of our Savior is bound to result in personal defeat. We cannot survive in a world of darkness without taking extended periods of time to bathe in the light.
If you met God today, would that meeting be favorable? I certainly hope so. However, is there any way to be sure? Of course, there is, but how? Well, you don’t have to die to make that discovery. You can know right now. In fact, you can enjoy a favorable meeting with God every day. Check it out.
Technology has not changed the tendencies of man. Time has marched on, but humankind has remained humankind. The advent of the space age has neither alleviated nor lessened man’s greatest dread. The centuries have not erased the terrible bondage that plagues us and makes us slaves. The fear of death remains the most formidable nemesis for many. As someone has said: One out of every one dies.
The 70 AD destruction of Jerusalem had not yet taken place, but if the dating of Hebrews is 64-68 AD, then annihilation was nearer than any of them realized. The time to be renewed in their faith was immediate! If that was true then, it is even truer today for us and for America – and it is likely nearer than any of us imagine. How will any of us escape?