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Harold Camping, Jenga, and Our Father’s Secrets

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.

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Great (Cheap) Books for the Kindle

Think by John Piper

Over on the Facebook page, I put together a list of fantastic books on sale in the Kindle format. Here’s the full list:

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.

Interview: Five Questions with Jon Acuff (via Dan Darling)

Movies: X Men— X-Troverts Xtraordinaire

In Case You Missed It

Here are a few of this week’s notable posts:

Book Review: The Gospel Commission by Michael Horton

Who is the Master?

What Does The World Really Need From Christians?

Can God Be Thwarted?

Aware of Many Facts, They May Be Fools

Francis Chan: The Presence of Christ in Suffering

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