These Things Will Wear Out

 
 
 
 
"You laid the earth’s foundations long ago;
    the skies are your handiwork.
26 These things will pass away, but you will last.
    All of these things will wear out like clothing;
    you change them like clothes, and they pass on.
27 But you are the one!  Your years never end!" 
Psalm 102:25-27  (CEB)
 
The epidemic of natural disasters of all kinds over the past few years has truly been alarming and our hearts go out to those who suffer so much.  To say that such things are judgments of God I think is pure foolishness for in many cases it is "Bible belt" places that are hit the hardest like in the Midwest part of the USA with its history of being "tornado alley."  I think the Bible is clear that "all of these things will wear out like clothing" and we see this unfolding more and more everyday.  The earth is getting worn out and decaying.  In the beginning God created an absolutely perfect heaven and earth, not subject to pain, sickness, decay, disease or death.  
 
Adam and Eve chose to rebel against God and so a curse came about as a result because God's life was rejected (see Genesis 3:17-19).  The whole of creation was affected and redemption is provided in which all things will be restored to their original perfection (see Acts 3:21; Romans 8:20-23).  To reject or neglect the life of God is to choose a lot of suffering and misery.  Revelation 21-22 describes Eden restored in beautiful symbols.  This is the biblical worldview which I accept 100% and which makes more sense to me than anything I've read elsewhere and I've looked at most  worldviews.  In spite of endless speculations over the centuries the details of how things will finally end on this planet are not provided and so I'm content to leave those in God's hands.  What is clearly revealed is the importance of doing spiritual preparation so that we shall indeed be ready for whatever is going to happen.  I must say that I could never find any words to express my thanks for the Plan of Salvation which was put into place even before sin entered the world (Revelation 13:8).  
 
 
 
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