Poisoned Well, or Spring of Life?

BFB210911 None But The Brave
In None But the Brave, Japanese and American warriors find a way to suspend their hostility and work together to sustain life. (Warner Brothers 1965 Lobby Card, imaged by Heritage Auctions.)

It seems that all humanity has longed for an end to war and conflict. God promises a time when we won’t learn war anymore, but in the meantime we hone our skills at conflict with every opportunity. Do we have to wait until the Kingdom comes to live in peace, or is there something we can do about that now?

Genesis 1:28; Deuteronomy 30:19; Jeremiah 2:13, 17:5-8; John 4:13-14

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Music: “Cool Water,” Bob Nolan, performed by Vaughan Monroe and His Orchestra with The Sons of the Pioneers, RCA Victor 1948 (I’ve Heard That Song Before, Reader’s Digest 2006).

A Born Again Creation

Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer (The Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog), Caspar David Friedrich, c 1817, Kunsthalle Hamburg via Wikimedia Commons.

Transcending our present imperfect reality is a universal longing. The Bible tells us about that transcendence in the context of new birth and resurrection. It is the work of God, but do the people of God have some work to do as well?

Genesis 1:26-27, 2:7, 5:1-3; Isaiah 42:1-9, John 3:1-6; Luke 4:14-21, 7:20-23; Romans 8:18-23

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Music: Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24, performed by Herbert Von Karajan and the Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert Von Karajan Conducts, Ameritz Music Ltd. 2014.