And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
The message of the Bible is a promise of hope for those who believe. This blessed hope gives mankind a deep and fulfilling meaning to life. Someone who does not have hope will miss the true meaning of life.
It’s exciting to know that God has great and wonderful things in store for those who believe in His Son, Jesus. We may not be able to fully grasp it now but one day we will know.
Daniel 12:2 gives the best understanding of what the future holds. He writes, “some will enjoy everlasting life but some suffer shame and everlasting contempt.” We plan our future by what we believe today.
Hope in Jesus Christ is what gets us through the trials and sufferings of this life. While we may not enjoy life here on earth, there is a day soon approaching that we will be in perfect peace.
Until we are in the presence of God, we long for the day we see Him face to face. Don’t let the things of this earth get you distracted, disappointed or discouraged. Keep your mind on the things above which are promised to those who believe in Jesus.
Do you live in the hope of seeing Jesus face-to-face soon? It’s not a “hope so” faith, it’s a “know-so” faith.
Lord, I praise You for the blessed hope and grace that You have given me through Your Son, Jesus Christ. Help me to keep my eyes on the heavenly things and keep my thoughts on things above. Encourage me today in Your word.