1 Peter 1:3-4 NLT
Real Real Estate
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.
The Believer clings to all God has promised...
Eternal Life – John 3:16
Being like Jesus – 1 John 3:2
No more death, sickness or tears – Revelation 21:4
Being in HIS presence – John 14:3
Our REAL Home – Hebrews 11:13-16
The moment we believe we are not whisked away into all of these things. We joined the team, partnering with God to be a witness and example so that many can not only hear the Good News but see it through the testimony we show as we live our lives with Jesus. How will anyone be saved if there’s no one to tell?
For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” 14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? 15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!”
So all God’s promises are kept safe for us. If we receive them now they would not be beyond the reach of change and decay, because that’s what happens to stuff on earth – lots of change and lots of decay. I’m glad my “priceless inheritance” is secure. Anyone would be. Lots of people invest in lots of real estate to provide an inheritance one day for their families. That’s nice, but not beyond the reach of the change and decay of the financial market. Our Real Estate, the estate of our Inheritance from God, is in heaven. And, yes, I am excited and thankful God keeps his precious promises safe for me!
PS. I did steal the Real Estate part from Rob’s message on November 18th. (wink emoji)
Watch it here.
Thank you for keeping me safe, and thank you for keeping the things you have for me safe! Help me to be your partner in sharing the Good News, and thank you for your proven faithfulness that allows me to wait with eager hope for the things to come. I love you, and I love your ways. And I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Something to Think About:
What am I usually eager for? How do I prepare for what I am anticipating? Will I ask Jesus to help me eagerly anticipate my real life with him over getting caught up in what’s going on now?