Andrew Shelor

Love Behind Chastening

In Exodus 5 we note that the first ones allowed by God to suffer in Egypt were His own people, the children of Israel. To many today this is a great stumbling block to their faith. "How could God allow this to happen?", they often reason. But think about it, the Lord says in I Peter 4:17, "the time is come that judgment must begin at the house (or household) of God." Would it be a loving thing for God to permit His own to become enamored with and comfortable in a corrupt, fallen world, whe...

Hasting Unto What?

In 2 Peter 3:12 we are told that we are to be looking forward to the Day of God with eager anticipation as if our eagerness might somehow hasten its coming. But what is it about the Day of God that we are to long for so intently in this passage? It is the complete dissolution by fire of the visible heavens and earth: our physical realm in which we live with all its works (verse 10). I wonder how many of us long for the destruction of our own personal physical realm that we have worked so h...
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