A revealed hope

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The voice of Solomon was one lamenting the limitations of understanding the ways of God. He knew that God was the source of life and the destiny we would face, but he was troubled about how to make sense out of the erratic way life so often unfolds. Good happens to bad people and bad happens to good people. Obvious principles of the benefit of diligence over indulgence have plenty of exceptions. How can anything be known about God????

Ultimately God reveals God. We receive to the degree we submit to what God is revealing. That revelation is encouraging. This crazy world where rebellion is definitive of our experiences will be replaced. Christ, the Lord of glory, died to put a death to rebellion and all that goes with it. The resurrection is the good news that there is a new order which has begun, on prepared by God for those who love him. It will be good and we are called to live out that hope now.

1 Corinthians 2:6-10 Yet among the mature (telos) we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. (7) But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. (8) None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. (9) But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”– (10) these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.

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