Bible Bites

Bible Bites

Is it Time, Yet?

“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:15)

It had been 1,400 years since Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt and given them the promises of a future Savior.  Many things had happened during that time.  Kings had come and gone, generations had passed, and nations had risen up and scattered into the dust clouds of history.  Babies had been born, old men and women had died, and life seemed to continue on with no change.  The mundane drudgery of everyday life would have made it easy for people to think, “He isn’t coming” or “God has forgotten us.”

And yet, God hadn’t forgotten.  He had been planning and preparing for the day when Jesus would rise up and tell them, “The time is fulfilled.”  The kingdom, the church, did eventually come, and Christ, our King, bought it with His blood. 

           The danger of our day-to-day routines is their ability to lull us into complacency and dull our commitment and hope in Christ.  Just because most of our days seem the same doesn’t mean that there aren’t important moments when God fulfills all things.  We all have one day of our birth and one day of our death, and the many days of normalcy in between doesn’t remove the singularity of the beginning and the end.

So, repent and believe the gospel.  Follow Christ and be baptized into His burial that your sins may be washed away.  Repent of your sins and follow Him completely.  Revitalize your faith and stir up the passion for service in His kingdom.

Matthew 4:4 #Biblebites