Looking Forward

Romans 8:19-21 English Standard Version

19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.

Continuing where we left off yesterday, let us focus on this anticipation to which each of us eagerly await.

Do we all wait upon the same thing? Do we all have the same understanding of the coming events? Do we allow our hope to replace God’s promises and the foretelling of things to look for?

It would be nice if we all agreed about what happens next. Some look to signs and wonders. So much has been written about the end times that it is hard to piece it all together in a timeline that makes it all clear.

If we are looking for the freedom that comes with the recreation of creation, then those images must fit everything because it is all creation upon which the future will fall. It will not be just those who have accepted Christ as Lord and Savior who are affected by that future.

This may be the problem with seeing the coming future. We want to see what happens to us and our loved ones without respect to the rest of creation. It all has to fit or our hope is for a future of our own desire.

2 Peter 1:20 English Standard Version (ESV) knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation.

So what do we look for in truth?

His second coming perhaps?

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