Fleeing the Now Generation
And the Lord will be king over all the earth. On that day the Lord will be one and his name one. Zechariah 14:9
And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Revelation 21:5
Zechariah’s prophecy and the vision of John in Revelation intersect in today’s readings. Here we can see:
- God exercises authority over all things. He sits on the throne and there is no one who can compete with Him.
- God deserves worship from all.
- God makes all things new. The fallen world with sickness, sorrow, tears, and death gives way to a new heavens and earth where He restores all things.
Think about it
The Urban Dictionary defines the “now generation” as “people who want instant gratification.” By definition Bible believers are not members of that group. We live for a day when His kingdom will come and the will of God will be done “on earth as it is in heaven.”
Flee from the foolishness of the “now generation.” They want what they want and they want it now. Don’t fall for that illusion. Cling to the promises of God for a day when He will make all things new. The new year gives us an opportunity to consider how to make necessary changes to live more fully in the light of that day to come. How will you invest the year ahead to reflect an attitude of expectancy and faith in the day when the Lord makes all things new?
© 2017 John A Carroll Used by permission