No Decay

32 “We tell you the good news: What God promised our ancestors 33 he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus. As it is written in the second Psalm:

“‘You are my son;
today I have become your father.’

34 God raised him from the dead so that he will never be subject to decay. As God has said,

“‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings promised to David.’

35 So it is also stated elsewhere:

“‘You will not let your holy one see decay.’

36 “Now when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his ancestors and his body decayed. 37 But the one whom God raised from the dead did not see decay. Acts 13:32-37

Why is it significant that Jesus didn’t “see decay?” What decays? Things that are dying or have died. Even though He died, he didn’t begin to decay. Instead, he was busy preaching to Hell’s prisoners and releasing captives (1 Peter 3:19, Ephesians 4:8). We don’t know precisely what that was all about, but He certainly wasn’t idle in the grave! And that’s significant because it shows an urgency and compassion that are not expressed quite that way elsewhere.

But more important to us, you can rest assured that world matters and worldly affairs are in His hands. The world crumbles around us, but He is still working in the hearts of Believers and non-Believers.

We worry about the leaders of North Korea and Iran setting off a small nuke. Again, it’s in God’s control. Nothing escapes Him or catches Him by surprise. So, despite what you hear on the news about world events, you can rest knowing that God is still in control.

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