Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Future Hope...

Today's Readings: OT - Song of Sol 1 / NT - 1 Corinthians 15:12-34

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

When you are considering new employment, benefits are a major priority. Yes, you appreciate a weekly salary that will pay your bills, but your focus is definitely on the future. If, after thirty years, all you have is a drawer full of pay stubs but no retirement, you may feel quite empty. Future hope is all encompassing.

When you take into consideration the daily blessings we have in Christ, the above verse is quite thought provoking. Isn't grace for the journey enough to satisfy? The answer may be found in the idea of "journey". Without a risen Savior we are all on a "journey" to nowhere. Future hope is all encompassing.

One day at a time is good advice, but when we come to the end of all our days what will we have? With a risen Savior we have both daily blessings and heaven as well! In light of such a promise there is nothing to pity. Future hope is all encompassing.

Think about this: "Everything antecedent in the incarnate life of our Lord moves towards the resurrection and everything subsequent rests upon it and is conditioned by it." 
                 ~ John Murray 

Tomorrow's Readings: OT - Song of Sol 2 / NT - 1 Corinthians 15:35-58

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