The glorious will of God for you will happen as you keep adding one obedient day to another. (Matt 6:34)
For a long time now I have enjoyed reading the Bible multiple times each year. One of the blessings that grows out of this exercise is the powerful collection of proof that comes together, proof of the eternal and infinite qualities of the Bible. One of the categories that springs out from the sacred pages is what we might call: Echoes of the Old Testament that ring in the New. These many different kinds of echoes are so randomly scattered across multiple books and authors that they cannot be ... random! They are irrefutable proof, straight from the mouth of God.
Just one example: The Lord Jesus in John 13 warns His disciples about Judas, the traitor. And in that warning, He says, "I'm telling you this before it happens, SO THAT YOU WILL BELIEVE."
This is not at all the first time God used this kind of argumentation.
700 years earlier, Isaiah attacked the very concept of false gods with exactly the same line of reasoning! In the end, there is no blinder person than he who does not want to see.
Fortunately for all of us, the Lord is the Master who opens the eyes of the blind...
(Isaiah 41:22-23) Let them bring them forth, and shew us what shall happen: let them shew the former things, what they be, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come...Shew the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold it together.
42:9, Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.
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