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When God created the world, He not only gave it a spatial and material reality, He gave it a temporal one, as well. We live in and with the reality of time. Exactly what time is has been the subject of great debate since, well, the beginning of time! We cannot even talk about our existence unless we speak in terms of time because we exist in time. But while it may be impossible to speak exactly as to the nature of time, we do know that on the fourth day of creation God gave us a way to measure it (Gen. 1:14-17). And measuring time has taught us this: time for us passes far too quickly (Job 7:6).
Therefore, time is so very precious. We must learn to redeem it (Col. 4:5; Eph. 5:16). We should pass our time here in fear because we know we are going to face the judgement (I Pet. 1:17). Jacob considered the days of his life “few and evil” when he told Pharaoh that he was one hundred and thirty years old (Gen 47:9). When compared to the years of his fathers that was certainly true (cf. Gen. 5). Even now our days on earth are as a shadow (I Chron. 29:15) or as a vapor that appears for a little time then vanishes away (James 4:14). They are as a tale that is told (Psalm 90:9). . .
The Mt. Vernon Church of Christ is building a digital library to aid serious Bible students in their study. When possible, we will be adding new volumes. We are grateful to the many sources from which we draw these volumes for making these available. We take no credit for them ourselves. We do not necesarrily endorse everything in every volume. We simply provide them as aids to Bible study. This week:
The world is poor because her treasure is buried in the sky and all her treasure maps are in the earth. ~Calvin Miller
EARTH'S LAST PICTURE
When Earth's last picture is painted
and the tubes are twisted and dried,
When the oldest colours have faded,
and the youngest critic has died,
We shall rest, and, faith, we shall need it --
lie down for an aeon or two,
Till the Master of All Good Workmen
shall put us to work anew.
And those that were good shall be happy;
they shall sit in a golden chair;
They shall splash at a ten-league canvas
with brushes of comets' hair.
They shall find real saints to draw from --
Magdalene, Peter, and Paul;
They shall work for an age at a sitting
and never be tired at all!
And only The Master shall praise us,
and only The Master shall blame;
Andd no one shall work for money,
and no one shall work for fame,
But each for the joy of the working,
and each, in his separate star,
Shall draw the Thing as he sees It
for the God of Things as They are!
Bible Question of the Week
(All questions come from the Scripture readings.)
When is the accepted time and the day of salvation?
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION AND ANSWER
Who does the Bible compare to a jewel of gold in a swine's snout?
Proverbs 11:22 - As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
WEEKLY BIBLE READING SCHEDULE (Theme: Time) Monday, September 23 - Gen. 1:14-19; Psalm 74:16,17; Gen. 8:22; Acts 17:26 Tuesday, September 24 - Eccl. 3:1-17; Prov. 27:1; James 4:13-15; Luke 12:17-20 Wednesday, September 25 - Dan. 9:24-27; Eph. 1:10; Gal. 4:4; Heb. 1:1,2 Thursday, September 26 - Matt. 16:3; Is. 61:2; Luke 4:19; II Cor. 6:2; Heb. 3:7-18 Friday, September 27 - Acts 1:7; I Thess. 5:1-7; Matt. 24:36; Mark 13:32
Weekly Memory Verses
Matthew 24:36 - But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.