For the child of God, the present life he is living is wonderful, but it only gets better.
Now in Christ Jesus we live a life of peace. Romans 5:8 tells us, “Being justified by faith we have peace with God.” Jesus said in John 16:24, “These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace.” John 14:27 also reads, “Peach I leave with you, my peace I give unto you that not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
When Jesus rose from the dead and ascended to the Father, He gave the believer the gift of His Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 1:13-14 reads, “In whom you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom after that also whom you believed, you were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, which will indwell you, never to leave until Jesus takes you home.”
Not only the good things are given us, now, such as love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, self-restraint or temperance, Galations 5:22 tells us. But the best is yet to come!
To plumb the depths of our title we cannot. I Corinthians 2:9 reads, “But it is written, ;eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath entered into the heart of man. The things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. Psalm 31:19 cries out, “O how great is thy goodness which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou has made for them that trust in thee.”
What is to come is superlative, better than the best. All of the fruit of the Holy Spirit will graduate from the world’s standard to the glory, immortal, incorruptible jewels that we have never known before.
The richest of materialism will be as nothing there. Nothing needed will ever be there.
When God created the Heaven and the Earth and viewed them saying that is good, and went later to prepare a place for us, forever to be with Him (Genesis 1:31; 2:1 and John 14:2-3). You and I will mutter under our breath, “We ain’t seen nothing yet.”
Mac Walls is pastor at Eddyville Second Baptist Church. His opinions are his own and not necessarily those of this newspaper.