365 Putting Things in Perspective

Lord, I’ve been reading again the account of Solomon building the temple in Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 3-5). A magnificent structure, perhaps the most beautiful (and expensive) building the earth has ever seen. I feel such regret, even grief, when I think that You allowed, even orchestrated, the complete destruction of something so precious because of the disobedience of Your people.

It’s like when I look at the beauty of the earth. I grieve to see what man has done to it, but it is still so glorious. Yet from my understanding of the Scriptures it seems that so much of this too will be destroyed when You finally move to judge mankind (Revelation 8). This fills me with sadness. My heart is clearly not yet aligned with Your heart, dear Father.Do you know what is more beautiful to Me, and what therefore grieves Me most? To see the loveliness of each newborn child – each one unique, gifted, specially crafted by My hand – slowly destroyed by the inroads of sin. This compels Me to act, to destroy what is necessary to bring justice and salvation to the world.

And besides, you do not have any comprehension of the astounding beauty that resides in your eternal home (1 Corinthians 2:9). So fix your eyes on that (Colossians 3:2), and trust Me with the earth you love.

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