Thursday, December 11, 2008

Joel 3:5

... because you have taken My silver and My gold,
and have carried into your temples My prized possessions.

Roger pointed something out in Bible class today. This verse is in the past tense. It was recorded by Joel around 250 years prior to the time when Babylon came into Jerusalem, destroyed the temple, and carried off the gold and silver. But when God is speaking, it's in the past tense.

I find that fascinating. It fits so well with the understanding that Jesus' cross is the center of all the Bible, and that everything (before and after Him, in time) is affected by the pivotal event of all history ... because to God, it IS. God is not confined to seeing things as we do, always within the passage of time. For Him, there isn't some "waiting around" for things to happen.

2 Peter 3:8 With the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

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