An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, December 24, 2022

 Eve of the Unknown

(Gal 4:4 KJV)  But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

(Proverbs 24 also read)

Around this time of year you hear a lot of people saying that we don’t know the date of Jesus’ birth.  That is correct, we don’t.  We can narrow down the year somewhat but the day is not given to us.  There are different types of people who bring this up.  One is the know-it-all who needs to demonstrate their tremendous knowledge.  Then there are people like me who mention it in passing and don’t consider it significant.  At the other extreme you have people in the cults who use it to try to jump to the reliability of the Bible.

We don’t know.  Deal with it.

What we do know from a verse like this is that Jesus was born when God decided it was the right time.  Again, deal with it.

So?  Jesus was born.  God became man.  The incarnation was the beginning of the path that led to the cross and our chance at forgiveness.  What a great thought for Christmas.

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