Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man’s heart discerneth both time and judgment.Ecclesiastes 8:5
Dear Church and Friends,
When we experience troublesome times we often respond from our emotions. We shoot from the hip and never take time to consider what is going on around us, not to mention why.
Solomon gives us direction here to slow down and consider both time and judgment. Paul writes, “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is” (Ephesians 5:15-17). Wisdom discerning time and God’s hand.
So it’s a New Testament principle as well? Christian, as salt and light in your world it is up to you to discern these things for the benefit of those in your orbit. They need to see how you handle this both with your actions and words. Take time to pray and seek the Lord. Ask him for the wisdom to discern both time and judgment.
Sermon: A Sick and Tired Prayer.
Prayer Request: Please pray for the following.
- Charlotte Schmidt, a friend of Val Claypool. She’s in the last ten days of a very high risk pregnancy. They will be taking the baby by C-section. Pray for safety for her and the child.
- Daily Dose Radio. Over the last week we’ve had listeners in Brazil, Cambodia, and Australia. Please pray that the Lord will use the teaching of His Word to save the lost and encourage the church.
- Creek Road Baptist Pulpit. Over the last week we’ve had listeners in Finland and Germany. Please pray that the Lord will use the preaching of His Word in the homes where it is heard.
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Question 33: How can that be proved?
Answer: They consented to Satan’s lies, distrusted God’s Word, and sought to be equal with God.
Question 34: Why are we punished for their sin?
Answer: We are punished for our own sin, because we are all in them, standing and falling with them.
Question 35: In what state is all their posterity?
Answer: Under the same bondage of sin.
“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”
All my best.
Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:Ecclesiastes 8:12
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2 thoughts on “Pastor’s Letter – May 20, 2020 – Time and Judgment”
David, this is completely off the mark. Been doing a study on the old testament and reading about Noah. Question, why the curse on Noah’s son? My wife and I are doing this together and she asked me and to tell yu the truth, Church and I arent on great terms. God And I are great, but church not so much. Any way being gone and not thnking on it much she caught me offgard. Was wondering if you could help an old college friend out. thanks
Rick, Let me look at the passage again and I’ll write back. Love to help, thanks for asking.