God is in control yesterday, today and He will be tomorrow

Montana Viewpoint By David Steinbron
Sunday, July 26, 2020
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​There is a lot of talk about this pandemic being the end of the world. Truth be told with the control of the world in the hands of God it might be. However, we can’t be led by worry and fear through this ordeal or any other that may come. God does tell us in His word that the end will come. And He speaks often of the fact that we as mankind will not know the day or hour in which the end will come. Jesus reminds us in His Sermon on the Mount that we shouldn’t waste today worrying about tomorrow because what can we even do about tomorrow.

​Sure, we can make plans in investments, vacations, and even what we want to do on the weekend, but there is no guarantee any of us will see tomorrow. The writer of Hebrews gives us some very encouraging and comforting words we should all lean on in these days and for that matter any other day, good or bad. Hebrews 8:8 states, “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord,..”

​Now this is not what you may think. He is not talking about the coming of the end of the world. What is being told to us is what we read next in Hebrews 8:8, “…when I will establish a new covenant…” That new covenant is a completion of the old. It is the giving of Jesus Christ as our personal savior.

​Now I know it sets of red lights when someone starts talking to you about needing Jesus as your Savior. Many have heard, maybe even experienced it, but don’t want anything to do with it for what ever reason you can insert into the conversation. However, it is truth as we read and believe in the word of God. Each one of us is a victim and committer of sin. We do need saving from sin and Jesus is the only one that can save us.

​Hebrews 8:8 is not talking about a day when the end of the world will come. The writer is telling us about the coming of Jesus. Like I said the end of the world could begin with a virus that is not doing much in our lives at this moment. The end could begin with a hail of meteors or the rumblings of a great earthquake. We do not know. What I believe we need to take comfort in is this, God knows. He knows each of us. He knows what we need. He even knows when the end will happen and how it will take place. He also knows that we will worry, contemplate, argue, and be divided over things that are happen in our world, state, and community.

​What I hope we all can begin to see is that what is going on around us is what has been going on for millennia in the lives of man. We worry way too much about ourselves and forget that daily we are living life together. Proverbs 27:17 says, “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” This simply means that we work and live better together when we are working together for the whole and not for ourselves.

​There are plenty of things that could happen tomorrow and not one of them can we control today. What we can do is look to each other, what is a need that we can fill today? How can we help make someone’s day better today? When we realize what God has done to make our lives better, we can the salvation that He has given to us through Jesus Christ is needed to save us from sin and give us eternal life. However, to those who have heard this before and dismiss it know this, the new life that Jesus is offering to each of is to make our lives better today as well so that we can help make others lives better. And for those that know this truth in your heart to be true, start looking at today and what is going on with your heart. Let the Spirit of God guide you today, look at others through the eyes and love of God and let Him be what your day is about and don’t let the actions of this world dishearten you. ​God is in control yester

​God is in control yesterday, today and He will be tomorrow. Be cautious in today’s world, but trust what God expects from us – to live the life He as given us today, together.

David Steinbron is the pastor at the Glendive Evangelical Church . He can be reached at daalstein@gmail. com.