OYB February 6

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Exodus 23:14-33, Exodus 24, Exodus 25
NT: Matthew 24:29-51
Ps: Psalm 30
Pr: Proverbs 7:24-27

Today´s notable verse:

No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

Matthew 24:36 (NIV)

I must admit that I'm a bit perplexed by this verse. If the Son and the Father are one, why doesn't the Son know the day or hour? Is God the Son, in human form, somehow limited in His omniscience? Any thoughts on this verse?

The One Year Bible Blog asks:

Comments from you & Question of the Day - In today and yesterday's readings in Matthew chapter 24 we read about the end times. Do you do much study of the end times? What are some books or resources or websites you could point others to, to study more about the end times? ...How often do you think about the end times? Do you think there should be a healthy balance of time and study when it comes to reflecting on the end times?

I really don't. I cannot control or predict what is to come in the future. I can't change times or events. All I can control is what I do with today. To be sure, we should live with the urgency of Christ's imminent return, so that we are not caught unaware, but are found to be about our Master's business. But what will happen, with respect to "end times", will happen. I am more concerned with the present, and how I handle the time and resources I have today, though with an eternal - rather than temporal - perspective.