from a sermon last Sunday: Ecclesiastes 12:13 “…for this is the whole of man”
The whole truth about our existence drops down like rain from large clouds. You may have never seen droplets of water march out the door of the cloud, but we’ve all felt the rain below. The truths we believe are not some localized or era specific notions about Christianity. What we believe is anchored in ancient history. Our Faith drops down from mighty ageless thunder heads. Our Faith has unfolded as one continuous divine effort from the beginning of time. Can you see how God’s interest in Redemption is not sporadic?
God keeps pushing His Redemptive intentions deeper and farther into the human experience – past the Garden, past Sinai, past Babylon, past Golgotha, past Antioch, past Constantinople, past Canterbury, past Boston and still going.
Though the Scriptural canon is closed I have no doubt that as I breath God is still pushing His Redemptive intentions deeper and farther into the life of man and men.
This then means that the things I should do, the ways I should see the now, how I should anticipate the future – as a Christian – are simply positive responses to God’s continuous workings in Redemption History. Life is that simple (somehow we’ve made it more complex).
Living the Christian life is simply a positive response to who God is, what He does and what He likes. In other words, when I see God’s curriculum vitae – God’s resume – the basic record of His divine career as Redeemer (which He does for His glory)
then I act, shift, go, do, move, ponder or whatever in response to that, then I am fully human. I am a whole man.