New Heavens and Earth
This world is not our home. It’s really easy for us to get caught up with the things of this world and get distracted from what really matters. Think about this, what really matters? I mean really, not just the here and now, but for eternity? You realize that we have been created to live forever… Let that sink in for just a moment. If that is the case then we should always be getting ready for it. But how, what does that look like?
Well in 2 Peter chapter 3 the Holy Spirit tells us that Jesus is coming back soon and when He comes, He will finally punish sin and sinners and reward His people. Then in verse 13 He tells us that after destroying this world, He will create a new one and it will be perfect, it will be a place that will be characterized by the righteousness of our Lord and Savior. How amazing will that be?! I’m talking about a place where sin no longer exists, where heartache never happens and only what is good and right can ever happen. How awesome is that going to be?
But what about us for now? How do we live today because of this? Peter tells us this too. We need to make sure that we are found “in Him” and commit ourselves to living in His righteousness now. We need to work hard to become the types of people we will be in eternity. And of course we must realize that God is waiting to come back so that we have more time to share the Gospel with those around us.
Be challenged and comforted because Jesus is coming soon for His children.