Why doesn't the Almighty reserve time for judgment? And why don't those who know him perceive his days?
He answered them, "It isn't for you to know what times or periods the Father has fixed by his own authority.
Seven days from now I'll send rain on the earth for 40 days and 40 nights, and I'll destroy every living creature that I've made."
The LORD also said, "How great is the disapproval of Sodom and Gomorrah! Their sin is so very serious!
Those who know your name will trust you, for you have not forsaken those who seek you, LORD.
My times are in your hands. Deliver me from the hands of my enemies and from those who pursue me.
Send forth your gracious love to those who know you, and your righteousness to those who are upright in heart.
When I tried to understand this, it was too difficult for me
Indeed, there is an appropriate time and a response for every circumstance, since human misery weighs heavily upon him.
I considered and observed on earth the following: The race doesn't go to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor food to the wise, nor wealth to the smart, nor recognition to the skilled. Instead, timing and circumstances meet them all.
"For the LORD of the Heavenly Armies has reserved a time to oppose all who are proud and haughty, and the self-exalting they will be humbled.
The least of them will become a thousand, and the smallest one a mighty nation. "I am the LORD; When the time is right, I will do this swiftly."
You are righteous, LORD, even when I bring a complaint to you. But I want to discuss justice with you. Why does the way of the wicked prosper, while all who are treacherous are at ease?
That day belongs to the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. It is a day of vengeance to take vengeance on his foes. The sword will devour and be satisfied, and will drink its fill of their blood. For the Lord GOD of the Heavenly Armies will hold a sacrifice in the land of the north, by the Euphrates river.
It is God who alters the times and seasons, and he removes kings and promotes kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.
In those days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage right up to the day when Noah went into the ark.
because these are the days of vengeance when all that is written will be fulfilled.
And this is eternal life: to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent Jesus the Messiah.
From one man he made every nation of humanity to live all over the earth, fixing the seasons of the year and the national boundaries within which they live,
But because of your stubborn and unrepentant heart you are reserving wrath for yourself on the day of wrath, when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.
Now you do not need to have anything written to you about times and dates, brothers,
Now the Spirit says clearly that in the last times some people will abandon the faith by following deceitful spirits, the teachings of demons,
At the right time, he will make him known. God is the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords.
In their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. The ancient verdict against them is still in force, and their destruction is not delayed.
Now by that same word, the present heavens and earth have been reserved for fire and are being kept for the day when ungodly people will be judged and destroyed.