Weekly Devotional: The Promising and Understanding of Eternity

Woman sits on a grassy hill overlooking other grassy hills

“He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.” – Romans 2:6-8

As human beings, we do not readily comprehend eternity when we read about it in the Bible. It is too large a subject to understand since we live here on earth. It is even harder for us to cling to the promise of eternity when we are living for things of this world rather than the Kingdom of Heaven.

While we are frequently consumed with the struggles and joys of this life, God reminds us that there is something greater to put our hope in. Ultimately, the superficial things of this world will not matter from the perspective of eternity with God. This realization can help us place our priorities on the things that will have Kingdom impact.

While there may be times when we feel lost in the pace and demands of this world, God reminds us that this is not what we were created for – rather, we were designed to live in eternity with Him. Gloriously, we will be with Him forever. In the light of this truth, let us take heart in His promise and run the race that is set before us in this life.

Seek First the Treasures in Heaven

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven.” – Matthew 6:19–20

The Bible reminds us to seek the things of heaven rather than the idols of this earth, which cannot provide salvation or lasting satisfaction. If God has already provided His children with a place in heaven, then He has also given us all the fruits of the spirit, especially grace, to help us reach eternity. It is easy to remember this when we acknowledge that our lives on this planet are not forever, but our life with God is.

God is the escape from our constant distractions and the greed we experience in this world. He is the ultimate guide to lead us to eternity, even though we cannot fully comprehend it ourselves. The God of eternity gives you His everlasting gift of grace so that we can live with the promise of eternity in sight, this promise being the Kingdom of Heaven.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University.

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