Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February 15 (Gen.48; Lk. 1:39-80; Job 14; 1 Cor. 2)

Do you like appointments? Probably not. Most of the time when we have an appointment it is for the dentist, or doctor, or something else like these.  An appointment is a time reserved for something. Usually, we can reschedule appointments.  We can be early for appointments. We can be late for appointments. We can forget about appointments and miss them altogether. Not so with what God appoints. We can never be early, late, or miss an appointment that God makes. We can never reschedule His appointments. To some this may be a frightening truth, but in reality it is not.  This is what Job realized when he said, “[man’s] days are determined, and the number of his months is with you, and you have appointed his limits that he cannot pass.” (Job 14:5) Job said this in despair because he was suffering much. Try to say this today with delight, knowing that you serve a God who is so in control that all your days, and all the days of every other human being alive and who has ever lived, have already been determined. Also, to echo yesterday’s devotion, if your time is determined how are you making the best use of it?

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