Yesterday we should have remembered calendar readjustment day!
It was in 1751 that the world lost 11 days – Wednesday 2 September finished and calendars leapt forward to Thursday 14 September. There were actual riots from the population who were demanding the immediate return of the intervening dates.
People back then must have been stupid or something. Here’s the thing – we do the same all the time!
God allows things to happen which we might not at the time, and we moan about it and at times rebel against him in stupid ways. I get the feeling that we’re going to look back at ourselves one day and think how ridiculous we are.
A friend of mine recently posted the excellent quote by B. B. Warfield:
There is nothing in us or done by us, at any stage of our earthly development, because of which we are acceptable to God. We must always be accepted for Christ’s sake, or we cannot ever be accepted at all. . . This is not true of us only when we believe. It is just as true after we have believed. It will continue to be true as long as we live. Our need of Christ doesn’t cease with our believing; nor does the nature of our relation to Him or to God through Him ever alter, no matter what our attainments in Christian graces or our achievements in behavior may be. It is always on His ‘blood and righteousness’ alone that we can rest.
Check out the rest of his blog over here.