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Our Confidence

Paul says, “I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”  (Philippians 1:6, NLT) [i] Let me ask you a question.  What are you certain of? I am fairly certain that the sun will rise tomorrow morning.  A lifetime of experience gave me this certainty.  In my lifetime, the sun has risen every morning.  I have missed a couple mornings, but the sun has not missed a single morning.  Historically, all indications are that this has always been the case. Certainty comes in varying degrees.  I believe that it will be warm tomorrow.  It is warm today.  It is near the end of June in Kansas, which is usually warm.  However, I have experienced unexpected weather in Kansas, and, consequently, the degree of certainty is not as high as for the sun rising. Experience and history are two things that help to increase our degree of certainty.  Both experience and history give me my con