Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Living in the Daylight
Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all to see. (
Daniel wrote about the future, which happens to be our past. And the book that bears his name is powerful Old Testament Scripture that gives us an overview of human history. It also gives us a penetrating look into our future as well.
And today, with twenty-twenty hindsight, we can see that the prophet was 100 percent accurate. The Bible is the one book that dares to predict the future, not once, not twice, but hundreds of times with perfect accuracy.
So in the case of Daniel, if what he predicted for his future happened as he said it would, can we therefore trust the Bible and what it says about our still distant future?
Yes, we can.
Not only that, but it’s a reminder to us that God is in control of what is happening in the world today. God is sovereign over the affairs of nations and the leaders of nations.
And one thing that comes out clearly in the book of Daniel is this simple fact: Jesus Christ is coming back to establish His kingdom on Earth.
What are we supposed to do, then, in light of the fact that Christ is coming back? Romans 13 gives us a great answer to this question:
The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us live cleanly, as in the daylight, not in the “delights” of getting drunk or playing with sex, nor yet in quarrelling or jealousies. Let us be Christ’s men from head to foot, and give no chances to the flesh to have its fling. (verses 13–14 ph)
How clear is that? It tells us what we should focus on in these critical days.
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