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The Fulness of the Time Came

February 28, 2019


The Fulness of the Time Came

We are impatient critters.     We tend to think,  “I wanted  to get this done — yesterday!”     We get all steamed because  for every step forward,  we seem to be taking two steps back.     It’s just frustrating.

But,  in all our anxiety,  God wants us  to learn  to patiently wait.     The coming  of the promised Messiah  is just one example  of God’s patience  and powerful workings,  while people learn  to wait.     Just think,  the Savior from sin  was first promised  in the Garden of Eden,  but He did not arrive  for thousands of years.     So, when He finally arrived,  Galatians 4:4 says of Him,

But  when the fulness  of the time came,  God sent forth His Son,  born of a woman,  born under the Law.

As the people waited  for the coming  of their Savior,  they had to conclude  that God is in control  of everything.     There is absolutely nothing  we can do about it  except to remember  that God is almighty  and surely keeps His promises.     It was God’s promise  and will  to send a Savior  and we need  to learn  to abide  by His will.     His will is always best  in the end.     Just accepting the will of God  in our lives  is a vitally important thing  to happen  in our lives  that builds a bond  between us and our Savior.

As we learn  to patiently wait  for God  to keep His promise,  God is actually working  in our hearts and minds,  teaching us  to calmly trust and obey.     So, actually good things are being done  within us spiritually  as we learn  to wait.

The best thing  about waiting for God  to do His thing  is that  the end result  will be more than worth the wait.     Everything within God’s will  for us  is so much better  than anything we can come up with.     The imagination  of the Israelites  was just impatiently waiting  for an earthly king,  who would be a really good earthly ruler  and get rid  of their pesky enemies,  who were always ruling over them.

But,  receiving an eternal,  heavenly King,  who freely forgives  all our sins  and builds a glorious home  for us  in glory  is far beyond man’s imagination  and so much better  than getting a few earthly pittances.     How very much better  it was  to receive the kind of king  God had in mind.

As we learn  to patiently wait  for God  to do His thing for us — creating in us clean hearts  and right spirits — and helping us to grow  in faith,  hope,  and love — we can keep in mind Paul’s words  in Romans 10:11“Whoever believes  in Him  will not be disappointed.”

Then we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  in Your time,  You do all things well.     You are my Help and my Rock,  my Fortress and Sure Defense.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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