Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3: Verse 15
God’s works are well done. There are order, harmony and beauty in them from the beginning of time. There is nothing to add and nothing to subtract from God’s works. The most finished works of man are faulty, defective and inferior when compared with the operation of nature.
At creation when man became a living soul God deeply rooted the imprint of eternity in every human heart. Every considered man or woman sees that all the operations of God refer to eternity. God has impressed the mind with a sense of the existence of the Supreme Being and the reverence that is due Him. (Ps. 19)
When God created man in the Garden of Eden, the world was perfect. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God and sinned, we all became sinners. We became subject to pain, suffering, sickness and physical death.
God in His Providence provided a way through His Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem and to restore us to the past of the original state of man.
The prophets, disciples, apostles, saints and fore-parents were subject to like passions as we are and suffered the same affliction, distress, pain, discouragement and sickness just like us but they realized the need to be reconciled to God and submitted the past to God.
God requires the past because we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God; we cannot change the past and the past will never come back.
God requires the past because Christ died for our sins to reconcile and restore us to our original state of perfection in body and soul to live with Him eternally.
God requires the past today by repenting of our sins and accepting the Lord as our Savior. He will forgive us and He will remember our sins no more.