Saturday, January 7, 2012

Our Temporary Home

Did you know that everything is going to be burned up someday?  I have never been very sentimental and I think that is why.  I know that it's all going to burn.  The only things that are eternal are human beings.  That is why children {like my daughters!} are such a huge blessing and a gift from God.  They last forever!

Contemplate these verses for a moment ~

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.  II Peter 3:10

These verses let us know what is going to happen to this earth someday.  The next verse explains to us how we then should live our lives ~

Seeing then that ALL these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation {living} and godliness. 
II Peter 3:11

We are called to holy living and godliness.  How can we, human beings, expect to live up to those standards?  Easy.  Christ living through us.  The moment we believe, He comes to live inside of us and powerfully works through us.  Amazing!

We can live in hopeful expectation because of what God has prepared for those who love Him ~

Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness
II Peter 3:13

Awwww...a new heaven and new earth with only goodness and purity.  The way that God originally intended for it to be created just for us.  There will be no more sickness or suffering or death.  Just love and peace and beauty.  This future life is worth living for right now.  Don't you think?