Elyse Fitzpatrick (via The Gospel Coalition):
What’s astounding about Jesus’ conversation with the disciples is that Jesus himself didn’t know the answer to their “when?” question. Think of that. The disciples ask God a question he can’t answer! In this case, in his humanity, he wasn’t privy to this information. He said, “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.” I don’t think we grasp the enormity of this statement. If anyone should have been in the “know,” shouldn’t it have been him? But you never hear Jesus grousing about how his head is spinning from all the possible contingencies. He’s never grumpy because he feels uncertain about the future, nor does he question his Father’s wisdom, faithfulness, or love. No, he just states that this is a secret that his Father has kept to himself. Jesus is our perfect example of how to walk ahead in faith through the dark.Jesus teaches us that we should expect God to have secrets. God’s not obligated to lay all his cards on the table for us. We can trust him.
Great (Cheap) Books for the Kindle
Over on the Facebook page, I put together a list of fantastic books on sale in the Kindle format. Here’s the full list:
- Think by John Piper for $2.99
- Church Planter by Darrin Patrick for $2.99
- Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper for $1.99
- What is the Gospel by Greg Gilbert for $0.99(!)
- The Next Story by Tim Challies for $4.79 (deal for Canadians only)
- Affirming the Apostles’ Creed by J.I. Packer for $0.99
- The Attributes of God by A.W. Pink for $0.99
- The Gospel and the Modern World by J. Gresham Machen for $2.24
- Thriving at College by Alex Chediak for $2.99
- On Who Is God? by Mark Driscoll for $0.99
- Son of Hamas by Mosab Hassan Yousef for $2.99
- Pujois: More Than A Game by Scott Lamb & Tim Ellsworth for $2.99
Not sure how long these will be available at these prices, but if you don’t already have them, I’d highly encourage getting any or all of them.
Also Worth Reading:
Free Audio: This month’s fee audiobook at ChristianAudio.com is A Place of Healing by Joni Eareckson Tada.
Movies: X Men— X-Troverts Xtraordinaire
In Case You Missed It
Here are a few of this week’s notable posts:
Francis Chan: The Presence of Christ in Suffering