Valentine Thoughts

“Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.  When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:8-13 NASB)

There will come a time when knowledge of the future will remain a mystery in the mind of God. The gift of prophecy will no longer be needed as mankind will run out of time. Besides, this gift partly tells the story, we know some things, but soon we will experience the ultimate truth, Jesus, God Himself. Until then, we have been given grace to believe and reason to hope as we experience God’s love practicing righteousness.

Knowing the future, at least the important parts, is “built in” knowledge. God is the  Creator and Judge who’s works declare His righteousness. With that knowledge, man’s conscience bears witness against the thoughts and deeds of self. God is a righteous Judge, impartial and a Rewarder according to man’s deeds. He is not the Judge you would want to hear your case without Jesus as your Counselor. Because of God’s grace men can now determine their future.‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:15 NASB)  That is Jesus’ advice.

The scary thing.

Human’s can kill their own conscience. This form of murder is called the hardening of the heart. Until all is lost, there is no fear of the Lord. Then it is too late. There is only so much that can be done attempting to change the course of one who is resisting the truth. Prayer to the One who can speak to their heart, and to be a witness to the truth. May faith, hope and love abide with you forever and ever.