For May 30, 2021
Truth and honesty have become extremely priceless commodities in today’s world due to their scarcity in public circles. Any person having committed themselves to communicating truth with honesty while pursuing sincerity with personal integrity is vilified by our modern-day media, political/social, and religious prognosticators.
It has become far too easy to engage in duplicity through deception and false information for nefarious purposes (i.e., personal gain, criminal activity, and civic/social unrest), which are antithetical to optimum life quality for all, than to courageously “speak the truth in love” while living it out in every phase of our personal and public lives.
We can be grateful that for about six-thousand years of human history, we can still rely on God’s Word as our supreme source of absolute truth, which silences all the lies, deception, and misinformation that bombards us every day.
Herein lies the central theme of Proverbs 31:5-6,
Every word of God is pure,
A shield to those who take refuge in Him.
Do not add to His words,
Lest He indict you and you be proved a liar.1
In these troubling times, we can be especially comforted knowing that our faith in what Jesus Christ performed on our behalf by dying on Calvary’s Cross for our sins, and by raising Himself from the dead to secure our reconciliation with God allows us to have a loving, purpose-filled life on earth.
Moreover, once we invite Him to be our personal Savior and Lord, we then can have His guarantee—the Holy Spirit living inside us—to ensure we will experience a glorious eternal life with Him in Heaven that exceeds our wildest dreams,
That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9 NLT).
God’s Word warns that flesh and blood will not inherit the Kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 15:50). In other words, we can not expect to attain eternal bliss with God in our present, finite and sinful human condition.
Nevertheless, the Lord is the giver and sustainer of all life. He also supplies the answer to every question, and the solution to every problem we will ever face. So, when He calls us from labor to reward, we who know Him, through faith in Christ, will experience the pinnacle of His redemptive work where the “wicked will cease from troubling, and the weary will be at rest” (Job 3:17).
Our eternal destiny requires we occupy immortal bodies (that resemble Christ’s resurrected body) so that we can experience God’s eternal presence in His full glory. Our eternal bodies will be free from sin, pain, and disease, and completely capable of having eternal fellowship with the Lord. John, the Apostle tells us in 1 John 3:2 that we will see Him as He is, and we will be like Him as well.
Such a world will have no need for the sun and moon since God’s glory will brighten it. Crime will not exist; neither will there be a need for keys to lock our doors since righteousness and goodness will prevail in our hearts. Of our glorious transformation, God’s Word says,
So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, death is swallowed up in victory (1 Corinthians 15:54 AKJV).
Jesus Christ is Lord, Savior, and Righteous Judge—period! Those people who choose not to acknowledge Him in this life as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29) will know Him as the Eternal Judge before whom we give account for all we’ve done in this life…both good and bad (Revelation 20:12).
However, for those of us who love him; whose faith begins and ends with him, He is our hope, peace, expectation, and great reward. As James 4:6 tells us, “God resists the proud, but He gives grace to the humble.” Thus by His amazing grace, our personal faith in Christ becomes the foundation on which our being, position, choices, and destiny are forever secured.
Just like airplanes without a pilot sit motionless on the tarmac. We too cannot achieve flight without our Eternal Pilot in the cockpit at our controls. With a humble, reverent, and sincere faith in Jesus Christ, we are assured to reach our final destination safely. Won’t you trust in the Lord and His reliable, eternal Word today?
What a Wonderful Savior!