Thursday, May 8, 2014

FAITHFUL TO THE END

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Heb 3:14-15
For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ.
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Samuel and faith’s wedding ceremony was really very exciting for both of them. They knew they would live a great life together. There was no doubt that they were really in love and were willing to do everything it took to keep everyday of their marriage as joyful as the first. Five years later, faith discovered she was no more as exited when she heard Samuel’s voice, they had certain misunderstandings and couldn’t understand why things didn’t go as well as they planned from the beginning. Even though Samuel still loved faith deeply, he noticed the love and passion was not like the first time; they had both lost their first love and have become almost lukewarm towards each other.
It is almost an inevitable phenomenon of life for people to lose their first love especially when they think they have arrived at their destination. ‘I have married her, she is now mine’ a man may say and a woman may say same, so it is now time to rest; there is no more trying to win the love and affection of your beloved since he or she is now married to you.
Our text tells us that if we are faithful to the end and trust God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Jesus. We will share in His power and glory both in this age and in the ones to come.
Many times, we Christians loose our first love because we are deceived into believing that we have arrived; we have set our hearts on the things of the world and the great things God is doing for us in this world, so that we tend to forget that there is a great hope and glory we are still striving towards.
let us remember that the best we can receive from God in this age, while in this unredeemed body, is just a foretaste of the things to come; a foretaste of the glory of God that will be revealed in us when Jesus appears on this earth and takes over the kingdoms and governments of this world, after the redemption of our bodies which is the resurrection of the dead.
Let us not relax yet (as it were) because we have not reached our Christian destination, we have not yet arrived; we still look forward to the appearing of our lord and the glorification of our bodies that will reveal our true nature as sons of God (See Rom 8:23).
Go into today knowing that even though you will see glory in this life while in this flesh, the best of this glory is but a foretaste of the things to come. We don’t get to become lukewarm because we have not yet got to the end.
Prayer: Dear heavenly father, I thank you for calling me and making me your own. I pray you help me never lose focus on the hope of my calling. In Jesus mighty name I pray. Amen
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