“May the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all men. . . so that He may establish your hearts without blame in holiness before our God and Father.” (1 Thessalonians 3:12-13)
Have you ever thought about what it would have been like to have lived in another time period? If you could be at any event in history, which one would you choose?
Perhaps most Christians would choose to have lived during the time Christ was on the earth. I don’t think I would, and I’ll tell you why. I’m not absolutely sure which side I would have been on. Would I have believed what Jesus was teaching, or would I have been one of those who opposed Him? Would I have been a zealot, screaming unbelief at Him, like everyone else? I’m not sure. I’d like to think I would have accepted His teaching, but I’m not sure.
I know that if I had lived during Christ’s life and had accepted His teaching, the crowds would have done to me what they did to Paul, because I would have refused to compromise.
If the Lord would just allow me to do it, I’d go back to 1775, when the first of the real Freedom Movements began to take hold in America. The value systems and attitudes were being shaped by the Founding Fathers.
To me, outside of the birth, death, and resurrection of Christ, that is the most exciting time in all history. There are others, to be sure.
However, we were created for this particular time and environment, and it is great, because we can be a driving force for Christianity to the entire world.
“God is with the righteous generation” (Psalm 14:5).
Daily Scripture Reading:
1 Timothy 4-6
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