16-03-18

It will soon be over!

The Lord is at hand. (Philippians 4:5) Therefore...
  1. BE JOYFUL  
  2. BE GENTLE  
  3. BE TRUSTFUL 
  4. BE PRAYERFUL 
  5. BE PEACEFUL 

PULPIT COMMENTARY

The Lord is at hand. The Aramaic Maranatha ("the Lord cometh") in 1 Corinthians 16:22 seems to imply that these words were current in the Church as a formula of warning, like "Hallelujah" as a set form of praise. 

The Lord is at hand therefore be not careful to exact your full rights; love is more precious than gold in the treasury of heaven. Comp. James 5:8, "Be ye also patient,... for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh."


THEY WILL SOON BE OVER

I have heard one say, as he bent over a friend who was groaning under the surgeon's knife: "It will soon be over!" And so Jesus, with tender fellow feeling for their infirmities, consoles His suffering people: "Amid your trials, think of that — they will soon be over; sooner, perhaps, than you fancy. Your salvation, not only nearer than when you believed, may be nearer than you suppose; even now the cry may be sounding in heaven — Room for another saint! a crown for another head! and the next turn of the road may bring you in front of the gates of glory.  (T. Guthrie)

Be you also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draws near. James 5:8

1 opmerking:

  1. It could be any day or a thousand years from now. Seems soon though.

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