(March 27, 2015)
As believers, we often want to read the scriptures to find comfort and peace – and those things can be found in the scriptures. But not in a temporal fashion. Temporally, it is impossible to read the scriptures without an understanding that bad things are coming. Yes, as believers we will be spared some of the temporal consequences and all of the spiritual consequences if we are faithful, but we cannot expect to be spared from all of the temporal consequences. We will suffer, for the rain falls on the just and the unjust alike.