Monday, June 1, 2015

Is it not you?

  1 Thessalonians 2:19
For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming?  Is it not you?
We have great hope, those who have opened the heart door of faith in Jesus, that we will be with the Lord in Heaven forever.  We have every confidence that our sins have been forgiven and that nothing will ever separate us from His love.  We will not face judgment.  We will be with Him in a direct and complete way throughout ages to come.
But...Paul says that the joy he will have, and I believe the joy we also should aspire to, is not only the hope of Heaven for ourselves but the reality of Heaven coming to others.  Paul says that he will rejoice mostly over the others who share eternity as a result of his life and work.
Can you imagine the great joy you will share when you stand before the Lord and are made aware of the others who are there through the fruit of your life?
Others bring purpose to self!
Rob Smith

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