Daily Reading 11-21-16
Revelation 21:5-7, 22-27 New Living Translation (NLT)
Scripture begins with God creating the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1) and it ends with God creating a new heaven and a new earth (Revelation 21). One day following God’s judgment, He will create a new eternal earth. God will live among his people in the New Jerusalem. The inheritance of blessings we will enjoy is the fulfillment of all God’s promises; he will bring everything to pass.
In today’s passage from the Book of Revelation, we should note that God has truly provided for the future of His children. There is no need to fear; be filled with hope because your God has a plan for eternity.
Revelation 21:5-7, 22-27
5 And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.” 6 And he also said, “It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega-the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life. 7 All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children.
22 I saw no temple in the city, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 And the city has no need of sun or moon, for the glory of God illuminates the city, and the Lamb is its light. 24 The nations will walk in its light, and the kings of the world will enter the city in all their glory. 25 Its gates will never be closed at the end of day because there is no night there. 26 And all the nations will bring their glory and honor into the city. 27 Nothing evil[e] will be allowed to enter, nor anyone who practices shameful idolatry and dishonesty-but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for your promise that one day I will live with you in the New Jerusalem that is lite by the light of your glory. May your children share in that glory. In Jesus’ name. Amen.