Time for everything

The commandments of God are not a diktat but great and precious promises, words of life which enable us to become partakers of the divine nature (cf. 2. Peter 1:4). If God had not wanted man to be free to choose, we would not be more responsible for our actions than animals. If all the events of our life were predetermined, we would only be puppets; joys and sufferings, which result from our actions, would be arbitrary, and life would be meaningless. Now we have the right to choose what we want to do, either just or evil. We can choose to imitate either Jeroboam, who sacrificed the calf of gold and divided Israel, or Jesus Christ who chose to do the will of his Father.

Forgiveness is divin

If you, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with you, that you may be feared. I wait for the Lord, my soul does wait, and in his word do I hope. (Psalm 130:3-5)

Seek and you shall find!

You will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart. I will be found by you... (Jeremiah 29: 12-13)
The inhabitants of Athens had altars to all their known gods and, as a precaution, even an altar “To an unknown god”. It is precisely this unknown god that Paul sought to make known to the Athenians:
The God who made the world and everything in it, he, the Lord of heaven and earth, dwelled not in temples made by human hand. (Acts 17:24)
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