Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Word Study Wednesday - Time

But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. (Galatians 4:4-5 NASB)

Time. What is time? According to The Exhaustive Concordance by Strong, the word time in the above scripture is chronos, which means time or season. Dictionary.com defines time as “the system of those sequential relations that any event has to any other, as past, present, or future; indefinite and continuous duration regarded as that in which events succeed one another.”

God promised from Genesis 3:15 One would come to crush the enemy. He told Abraham that through him “all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (Genesis 12:3). Many prophecies over hundreds of years promised a Redeemer. But the Lord waited until the reign of the Romans that the fullness of time was reached.

The Romans brought peace and a road system. The Greek language was established and used among all the inhabitants of the land, including the Jews. At this precise time, the Lord sent His one and only Son to redeem the world so we can be called His own.

We can be assured the Second Advent will be fulfilled in His time as well. Are we ready?

Engrafted by His Grace--

2 gracious comments:

Leigh Anne said...

I am confident in my salvation when he comes back. My prayer is that I will be found doing his work when he returns.

Tea With Tiffany said...

Love your last line. Are we ready? Great take away.

Lord, help us all to be preparing and getting ready!