What time is it?
(The Philippine Star) - November 23, 2015 - 9:00am

When the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son. — Galatians 4:4

The old adage is true: Timing is everything! That’s why Paul’s statement, “When the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son” intrigues me so much (Gal. 4:4).

A quick look at history reveals that the coming of Christ was at just the right time. Centuries earlier, Alexander the Great conquered most of the known world, bringing with him the Greek culture and language. On the heels of his demise, the Roman Empire picked up where Alexander left off and expanded the territory under the unifying influence of the culture and language of the Greeks. It was under Roman rule that the crucifixion took place, where the blood of Christ was shed for us. It was under the rule of Rome that conditions were made ready for the spread of the gospel across three continents: good roads, territorial boundaries free of “passport” restrictions, and a unifying language. The providence of God had put all the pieces in place for the perfect time to send His Son.

God’s timing is perfect in everything. While you are waiting, perhaps wondering why God doesn’t seem to be acting on your behalf, remember that He’s working behind the scenes to prepare His moment of intervention at just the right time. Trust Him. He knows what time it is. — Joe Stowell

Lord, in Your infinite wisdom and power, You work behind the scenes to prepare all things for just the right time. Teach me to wait well and to trust You to know when the fullness of time has come.

READ: Galatians 3:26-4:7

Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work. — Marshall

The Bible in one year:

• Ezekiel 22-23

• 1 Peter 1

ACIRC ALEXANDER THE GREAT COME GOD HIS SON JOE STOWELL O LORD ROMAN EMPIRE STRONG TIME TRUST HIM
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