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Exodus 19:17–20; Haggai 2:5–9; Hebrews 12:25–27

We are often skeptical about making the mountains tremble and the oceans roar. Our deeper understanding of the natural world makes us a little arrogant about things. We “know” that it’s really tectonic plate ment that causes that. The heavens don’t really shake, so we think. We “know” all about stars and gas giants and planets.

While the often turn to (what was to them) mysterious events beyond their understanding, their underlying understanding matches our own. created everything.

The writer of Hebrews understood and d that created things are not permanent. They will not last. The writer of Hebrews presents this in contrast to the Kingdom of which is eternal.

Often, we judge our lives, their es, and failures, upon the frailties of created things. Sometimes we value our lives based upon career, money, gathered things. Sometimes we value our lives upon people. Regardless, in the face of the , they are only temporary.

In a time such as this, when society seems so unstable, it is good to understand that the Kingdom of is stable, everlasting, and unshakable.


1) What is something created or temporary you find really important? Why?

2) Even when science s a mechanism or way to understand the natural world, why is it still critiy important to who created it all?

3) What’s “shaking” you right now? How can you put that on the sure foundation of the Kingdom of ?


Lord, help us be assured that we are firmed rooted on your foundation. Amen.

Pastor Ian

By Pastor Ian

Ian is an ordained Elder in The Church of the Nazarene, and is currently serving as the Online Campus Pastor at Generations Community Church in Marysville, WA, USA.