November 10 – Far Far Back Before Everything

“Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them.”  – Psalm 139:16 (NASB)

So far, over the last two days we’ve considered the attributes of God that describe his knowledge of everything and his presence everywhere. There is nothing God doesn’t know. There is nowhere He needs to go to for He’s already there He’s in all places. Those are pretty awesome characteristics. God also is all powerful. We acknowledge that our omnipotent God has nothing He cannot do. Although God doesn’t and cannot sin, it is because only those born in sin are slaves to sin. God is not a slave to sin because He is holy He cannot become a sinner. And, God’s omnipotence is how He can create a human and He does this within our mother’s womb. God is the one who makes us how we are. He predestines each of our days, our verse says, he does so when yet they was none of them. In Ephesians 1:3-4, we learn that each who believe in God were created by and were chosen by Christ before the foundation of the earth for salvation. We humans are made not by accident but for God’s purpose and out of his love and omnipotent might. 

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September 6 – Heir of All Things

“God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.” – Hebrews 1:1–2 (NASB)

The promises we consider each day come from the Word of God and are God’s inspired words. The Bible is trustworthy as the God’s word to us. While the literary form and style of the Bible varies as it was scribed by different people, it was and is always God’s revelation of what He wanted us to know. The Old Testament was written over a span of as many as 1,800 years.* Many portions: there are 39 different books during different historical times, locations, cultures, and situations. Many ways: included visions, symbols, and parables using both poetry and prose styles. Last days: Jews in the first century understood the reference to “last days” to mean the time when Messiah (Christ) would come. The messianic prophecies fulfillment began with the arrival of the Messiah in Bethlehem and was revealed by Jesus during his ministry on the earth. Since then, that is since He came until this day, it has been the “last days.” God’s message of redemption was spoken through the Messiah, His Son who is heir of all things. So, everything that exists will eventually come under the control of the Son of God.

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*(from Job to Nehemiah, circa 2200 – 400 B.C.)