THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
The young boy was seemingly transfixed by the bannister on the escalator.
He stood quietly watching.
The manager of the department store approached him.
He asked, "Son, are you trying to figure out where the bannister goes?"
The boy kept watching for a moment.
Then, he turned and said, "No, sir. I'm just waiting for my bubblegum to return!"
1 A Prayer of Moses the man of God.
LORD, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
3 Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.
4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
This song of Moses is the oldest psalm of which there is record.
God is the "dwelling place" for all mankind (verse 1).
Out of His eternal existence, God has formed man "out of the dust of the ground" (Genesis 2:7).
God created man to exist eternally with Him.
And He exists eternally in holiness and righteousness.
But God also gave man free will.
And when man chose to sin, God had no choice but to "turn man to destruction," for God cannot dwell with UNholiness and UNrighteousness.
But the GOOD NEWS is that God STILL wants man to dwell with Him!
And He calls to mankind saying, "Return, ye children of men."
If man will REPENT and RETURN to God, He Who kills can also make alive! (See Deuteronomy 32:39).
Jesus has the power to make the UNrighteous righteous again!
Jesus has the power to make the UNholy holy again!
And God DESIRES to use that power for man's benefit! (Romans 5:8).
Only God knows when the "bannister of life" will cease to turn!
Have you returned?