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The Days of Darkness Will Be Many

July 26, 2010

Over at Desiring God’s blog Jon Bloom has written a good, compact article on the nature of the Christian life entitled “The Days of Darkness Will Be Many.”  Our men at church have been viewing Paul Tripp on this subject this summer as well, so I think you’ll benefit from Bloom’s article.  He writes

When Jesus walked the earth he was not a bouncy, positive-thinker. He was “a man of sorrows” (Isaiah 53:3). And he promised his followers, “In the world you will have tribulation” (John 16:33).

Life is hard. The days of darkness will be many. And you know what? That’s hopeful.

When we find ourselves experiencing “weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities” (2 Corinthians 12:10), something strange isn’t happening to us (1 Peter 4:12). It is what we must expect living in a creation subjected to futility (Romans 8:20).

Read the whole thing here.

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