Sunday, March 17, 2019

Reckoning

A.B. Simpson once called “reckon” “one of the key-words of Scripture.”* Reckoning, or reconciling, is what one does when debts come due and it's time to even accounts.

In our society today, we've forgotten about reckoning. It's become a word that is associated with a drawl that means little more than a passing comment: Perhaps, “I reckon that's the way things are.”

This may be because we've been living on debt without end, seemingly without limit. This is true nationally and personally in many areas. We've been doing this long enough, few seem to have any sense of gravity that a day of reckoning is coming, much less having any sense of what that would look like. The days of “deficits don't matter” have their limit.

This is also true of our accounts with God. Some people say “Where is the promise of his coming?” as if it's not to be found. The Bible calls them scoffers. God's Word says that God is “not slack” concerning his promises. He will deliver. It is better to reconcile with God on terms of his mercy instead of his justice and severity.

Simpson, A. B. (Albert B.). Days of Heaven Upon Earth (February 28). Kindle Edition.

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