Will sin and its evil results ever appear again?
"What do ye imagine against the Lord? He will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second
time." Nahum 1: 9. "There shall be no more death." "And there shall be no more curse." Rev. 21: 4; 22: 3.
NOTE-That sin exists none can deny. Why it was permitted has perplexed many minds. But He who can
bring light out of darkness (2 Cor. 4: 6), make the wrath of man to praise Him (Ps. 76:10), and turn a curse
into a blessing (Deut. 23: 5), can bring good out of evil, and turn mistakes and downfalls into steppingstones to higher ground. Heaven will be happier for the sorrows of earth. "Sorrows remembered sweeten
present joy," says Robert Pollok, in "The Course of Time," Book i. In the final outcome it will be seen that
all things have worked together for good to them that love God. Rom. 8: 28. Cowper, despondent and
about to drown himself, was carried the wrong way by his driver, and went home to write the inspiring
hymnGOD moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm.
Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never-failing skill,
He treasures up His bright designs,
And works His sovereign will.
Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy, and shall break
In blessings o'er your head.
judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.
Blind unbelief is sure to err,
And scan His work in vain;
God is His own interpreter,
And He will make it plain-William Cowper.
Upon what conditions is an understanding of divine things promised ?
What instruction shows that sanctification is a progressive work?
Of what were the works of Abraham an evidence?
Why were many attracted to Christ?
What warning is therefore given?
By what three distinct acts, then, was the Sabbath made?
21. What scripture shows that Satan is to work with special power and deceptive wonders just before Christ's second coming?
Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle