WEEK 9, DAY 3: The Life Everlasting
The human mind, as spectacular as it may be, still has its limits. We can create algorithms and equations that will propel computers – and perhaps one day, people – to Mars. We can build a building that is over 2,7000 feet high. Looking at our accomplishments through the years, it would be easy to assume there isn’t anything we can’t do.
But one thing we just can’t comprehend is eternity. It’s just impossible to wrap our minds around it. Still, despite our limited capacity to grasp eternity, the Scriptures are clear in stating that we have an eternal future.
- “In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?” (John 14:2)
- “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (Rev. 21:4)
- “But, as it is written, ‘What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him.’” (1 Cor. 2:9)
READING & JOURNALING:
How regularly do you take time to think about the everlasting life that is to come?
Some people like to think about eternal life as something that begins after death, but God’s Word tells us that our eternal life begins immediately after placing our faith in Christ. What thoughts come to your mind when you hear, “Your eternal life – life everlasting – has already begun?”
Heavenly Father, I confess there are times when I think about my eternal life beginning after my earthly death, and it’s refreshing to be reminded that my eternal life has already begun. Today, I simply want to celebrate this truth and live with the expectant hope of life everlasting. Amen.
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
The F260 is a Scripture Reading Plan designed to read through the foundational passages of the Bible through a year (September 2019 – August 2020). It is a separate reading from the daily devotional but is included for those who would like to engage with the Scriptures on a deeper level throughout the year.
Journal: Write it out. Following the pattern from 7 Arrows Page (click here) what did you learn from today’s reading?
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