Don’t Judge the Final Outcome by the Current State of Things

Who works all things after the counsel of His Own will (Ephesians 1:11).

Do not be discouraged as you look around you. What you see is not the end of God’s plan and purpose. Granted, the world is filled with sin and unbelief, but God is not yet done. Don’t judge the final outcome by the current state of things. This is not the finished product of God.

Those of us who now trust the Lord Jesus Christ are but the beginning of God’s glorious work. We are but the first-trusters in His glorious design. We are only the first part of God’s great redemptive plan; there will be no waste of any of God’s creation.

Nothing was created by Him in vain; nothing will be squandered or lost by Him.

Wonderfully, Ray Prinzing (1927-2005) has written,

The spirit of love and mercy will fully conquer all negative forces of destruction and loss, then restore all that which was blighted, marred, ruined; to lift the whole of creation back into harmony and peace again. – Daily Overcoming

God’s purpose of the ages will not be complete until His full creative bounty is restored so that He is “All in all” (I Corinthians 15:28).

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out! (Romans 11:33).

Truly God will “Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost” (John 6:12).

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
Bible Student’s Notebook
© 2008, 2010

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