“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.” Revelation 21:4-5, 7 KJV https://www.bible.com/1/rev.21.4-5,7.kjv
We get excited or intrigued when opportune to visit some places where there is an immense show of wealth such as the palaces of some of the wealthy kings in the world where even utensils are made from precious metals... Revelations 21 tells of us the new heaven and earth that will be inherited by those who overcome where even the light of the sun is not needed because the glory of God provides light. And in which all pains and sorrow are forgotten replaced with joy eternal. Where there is no night, no death etc. And all these to those who overcome. This reminds me of the Bible verse that describes Jesus “...for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross despising the shame.....”. When we think about our ultimate gain in eternity, then the seeming price we pay on earth to live a life of holiness diminishes in comparison. Let’s strive to keep the faith so that at the dawning of the new life, we will spend eternity in a place of eternal bliss, joy, peace and glory.
Prayer: Dear Lord, give me the strength to stay focused despite all distractions around me that I may enter into your eternal rest. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾