“Do not say, ‘Why is it that the former days were better than these?’ For it is not from wisdom that you ask about this” (Ecclesiastes 7:10).

Longing for the “good old days” is a faithless proposition. That our God is a God who is making all things new means that no matter what era of time we might deem as being the best of times, it pales in comparison to what God is doing in the progression of His future. If our favorite time was truly the best of times there would be no reason for God to make all things new. Faith lives in the anticipation of what lies ahead and doesn’t lament for what once was.

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