Thursday, December 31, 2015

God gives Us a Future

Scripture: Ruth 4:15
“May he also be to you a restorer of life and a sustainer of your old age; for your daughter-in-law, who loves you and is better to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.”

Insights: In today’s verses we see Naomi not only receiving life, but also being taken care of in her old age.  In other words, she is given a future.  Once again, we go back to the spiritual correlation which is we are also given a future in Jesus.  Now there is a sense in which there is a future here on earth, but the primary focus of our Lord is not on our time on earth, but rather our time with Him in eternity.  If we are born again, if we have received Jesus as Lord and Savior, then we have been sealed with the Holy Spirit and we will one day enter into eternity with the Triune God.  In this eternity we have a good future with this most gracious and perfect God of glory.  We will work for Him, but without the pains and frustrations found in this imperfect world which is bound by sin.  The part I think I am looking forward to the most is the continual learning of new things about this wonderfully infinite God whom we love and adore.  I used the word infinite to describe our glorious God.  Here is what I want you to understand about our God being an infinite God.  There is no end to Him and His greatness.  After we have been there for a billion years our Father is going to call us over and say to us, “Watch this!”  And after He displays His power and might we are going to be like, “WOW, I did not know You could do that!”  Beloved, it is my prayer we take as many people with us to this great future we have in Jesus.  If one does not have this relationship with Jesus, they will not spend eternity in joy and grace, but in the lake of fire separated from the love of God.  They will not have a future and a hope there.  Pray for God to draw on their hearts and pray for Him to give you boldness and courage to share the truth of the gospel with them.  May God be brought glory for your faithfulness.

1. Do you ever think about your future in Christ?
2. Who do you long to see there?

Prayer: Father, one of the mysterious of eternity is Your infinite nature.  You will for all times amaze us with Your great power and goodness.  I long for that day.  Amen.

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