Scripture: John 3:16, 35–36, NIV
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16, NIV).
“The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them” (John 3:35–36, NIV).
Many people make the mistake of developing perceptions and convictions based only on what they see and observe. Although they may be sincere in their beliefs, when they base their convictions solely on the observable, they are likely to make wrong choices that can ultimately lead to destruction.
It is vitally important to see all that pertains to life from God’s perspective.
Each of us must face the reality of ETERNITY. We may try to ignore it, minimize it, or refuse to listen to anything about it. However, such actions will not remove the reality of its existence.
“…but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel” (2 Timothy 1:10, NIV).
Immortality is about eternal life!
Jesus Christ spent a lot of time talking about eternity to prepare us for it. And God’s Word makes it very clear. There is only one way to face the coming eternal destiny that awaits us. We must accept and trust in his Son, Jesus Christ alone, for our salvation, or we face eternal separation from God. The only “currency” acceptable to God for the payment of our sin is the precious blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross for us.
This is why Jesus came into the world in the first place. Our works, our behavior, our giving, and our sacrifices of any other kind will never be acceptable to God for the payment of our sin. This is truth. This is fact.
“Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins” (Hebrews 9:22, ESV).
If our life is to echo properly into eternity, it must be transformed in harmony with God’s Word. In KingdomNomics, the Word of God is the foundation for everything. The Word of God reveals the mind and will of God and instructs us how to live. If we live under the counsel of God we will be rewarded tangibly in the world to come. This world ends, but the next world lasts forever!
Through the Word of God we see life from God’s perspective, which allows us to develop convictions that lead us to take proper steps and actions. As the reality of eternity sinks into our mindset, we can ensure we are not carelessly living for the perishable, temporary goals of this life.
We will begin to think more in terms of delaying passing gratifications, willingly exchanging them for eternal rewards. Such a life will echo into eternity with favor and reward from God.
Today, ask yourself:
In what ways am I learning to see things from God’s point of view?