Wisdom of the Ages
“Cast not away your confidence because God defers his performances. That which does not come in your time, will be hastened in his time, which is always the more convenient season. God will work when he pleases, how he pleases, and by what means he pleases. He is not bound to keep our time, but he will perform his work, honour our faith, and reward them that diligently seek him”
– Matthew Henry
Wisdom of the Ages
God’s Time Piece
“And the evening and the morning were the third day.”
Time in God is marked by things accomplished. The third day was completed upon God finishing the work He had purposed for that given day. His life and works are recorded as things accomplished not as things promised. This living truth is the heartbeat and focus of those who are in Him.
“Not that I have already obtained all this,
or have already been perfected,
but I press on to take hold of that
for which Christ Jesus took hold of me”
In reading the third chapter of Philippians it takes very little effort to see the centrality of Paul’s life and heart. It was one of pursuit and purpose. His life was about the apprehension of the purpose of God. His passion was wrapped up in accomplishing the thing that God had purposed for him and not just the contentment of a promise.
“But I have a baptism to be baptized with;
and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!”
This is the most poignant description of the passion and heart of Jesus. His whole being was bent to the accomplishment of the Will of His Father. He did not rest in the promises concerning Him but was motivated to the fulfillment of them; so it should be with us.
“Let us therefore fear, lest,
a promise being left us of entering into his rest,
any of you should seem to come short of it”
We are not to rest in doctrines, teachings and promises but we are to press toward the accomplishing of His will in the earth.
“I press toward the mark for the prize
of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus”