22601 Finding God in the mysteries of every day
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Acts 1:4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.
One of the problems we encounter as Christians is this: “Why is it taking so long for Jesus to return?” We often answer the question rather enigmatically by quoting 2 Peter 3:8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The non-believer usually simply walks away shaking their head. Further examination reveals a truth that we often disregard. In the Hebrew language the word for day has many meanings and interpretations. We fail to understand this when we look at the scripture simply, but without faith informing our understanding. With faith the Spirit reveals a truth that scholars can trace. The Hebrew word yom- can mean a day, a week (as in Daniel), or an epoch spanning a millennium or longer. The question to answer is: “Why the delay?” Answer: Perhaps God is not wanting any to perish (2 Peter 3:9) and He wants as many as possible to at least her the Gospel. (Acts 1:8)