Today and Tomorrow

If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.       1 Corinthians 15:19

Life can become daunting when you are unable to count on promises that were made yesterday to be fulfilled tomorrow. In the physical world, time marches forward in a linear fashion, but not so in the spiritual realm. In God’s Kingdom, the past is connected to the present and the future and it is all eternally linked together by a cross. 

Biblical writers went to great lengths to help readers understand the infinite nature of God’s salvation. It was foretold across history and recorded in the Old Testament. When Jesus came on the scene, God’s promises were revealed and brought to life. Christ conquered death and, through His sacrifice, now offers all who believe the certain hope to inherit God’s promise of eternal life with Him in paradise.  

The writer of Hebrews makes sure everyone realizes hope in Christ is for all time, not just today. “We have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all” (Hebrews 10:10). And Paul highlights the scope of God’s salvation, “I am sure neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor heights, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord“ (Romans 8:38-39). 

Pray for God’s people in America to proclaim their secure hope in Christ. Intercede for the people of this nation to be encouraged in faith and navigate the political election season on the horizon well. 

Today’s Verse: 1 Corinthians 15:19

If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. 

All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Recommended for further reading: Romans 15:4-8 

4 For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. 5 May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, 6 that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. 

8 For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, 

All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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