Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:1-10; Revelation 21:1-4. Click here to view full scripture.
Observation: What was going on in the Bible at this time?
In 2 Corinthians, Paul contrasts our earthly bodies and our newly resurrected bodies that will be perfect. Paul was not afraid to pass on, for he knew that he would spend eternity with God and His son. This earth, as we know it, will not last forever; however, God has something greater planned – a new and eternal earth. Eternity with our Heavenly Father will be more amazing than we could ever imagine, and this brings us great joy and hope. Follow along in 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 and Revelation 21:1-4, as we continue our “30-Day Walk with Jesus” series!
Application: How can we apply this to our lives?
One day, all sickness, pain, and disease will pass away, and our bodies will be perfect. God gives us His Holy Spirit to help us transform our lives for the better. We must live and behave as God wants us to, always being obedient to Him and following His ways for us. Paul had confidence in God and His promises. We, too, can share that hope and confidence of eternal life with our Heavenly Father. We will all be judged by Jesus one day, and we will all be responsible for our own wrongs. We must live today as though Jesus is returning at any moment! This earth will not last forever, for God has a new and eternal earth planned for us, free from pain and suffering. We will be with our Heavenly Father and loved ones. God always keeps His promises, and we can be certain that He has far greater things planned for each of us in the days to come! 🙂
* Revelation 21:3-4
3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
Prayer: What can we pray for in regards to these passages?
Heavenly Father, Thank You for the examples and stories that You have placed in Your Word for us to learn from. Father, we know that we are sinners, and we ask for Your forgiveness. Please help us to forgive others who have hurt us and make things right with those we hurt. Please help us to love others, just like you love us. Help us to put others before ourselves. Help us to always be honest people, and let our attitudes and actions be pleasing to You, Father. Please help us to always follow Your ways for us, obeying and praising You through all circumstances in our lives. Please help us to love and obey You wholeheartedly. Please be with those who have rejected You, and help them to return to You, Father, before judgement. Please help us to draw near to You, and please protect us from giving in to the pressures of this fallen world. We want to live Godly lives. Please cure the world from sicknesses, diseases, and disabilities. When we face struggles in this life, Father, please help us to call upon You. Help us to put our complete trust and faith in You, Father, for we know that You will work out Your plan. We thank You for Your son Jesus who died to free us from the slavery of our sins. Thank You for the promise of one day living in eternity with You. Help us to live for You in every aspect of our lives. Thank You for your saving grace, mercy, and love, Father. Please help us to stand up for our faith, no matter what the cost. Please guide and protect us, our friends, families, pets, and our brothers and sisters around the world who are suffering. We love You and thank You for everything. – in Jesus’ name we pray, amen.