11282018 Tuesday

“The Lord has made everything for its own purpose, even the wicked for the day of evil” (Proverbs 16:4).

The Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, wrote, “If you’ve seen the present, you’ve seen all things, from time immemorial into all eternity.”  This stoic offering captures the pessimism of a secular perspective on all of history—that it only repeats itself. In contrast to this cyclical view, a Christian understanding of history is linear and, thus, more optimistic. That is, history is moving forward to a destiny that has been purposed by God.

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