FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2019
NEW HEAVENS AND A NEW EARTH
TEXT: 2 PETER 3:13
â€œNevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousnessâ€ (2 Peter 3:13).
Many young men and women seeking greener pastures in Europe are risking their lives in dangerous sea crossings. They want to reach the land of their dreams, howbeit, illegally. Fatal accidents at sea often end the dream for some. Even for many, illegally entering into a foreign country is only the beginning of a miserable existence. Frustrated, they sometimes beg to return home. This news is common; isnâ€™t it? Yes, earthâ€™s gold goes dim, its glory passes away. The world, as it is now, shall come to its end one day. God has promised â€œnew heavens and a new earth,â€ the eternal place of the righteous. God Himself shall be there with all His holy angels and all saved boys and girls. Heaven is a place of indescribable beauty and glory. But the best of all is that you donâ€™t have to endanger your life on the high seas to walk its streets of gold. Repentance for sin, simple faith in Christâ€™s atoning blood and a daily life of holiness are all you need. Be saved today!
Challenge: What would you give to win heaven at last?
Prayer: Lord, help me to be ready for heaven, in Jesusâ€™ name.
Quote: Earthâ€™s gold goes dim, its glory passes away
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