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(Proverbs 24:19)”Don’t let evil people worry you; don’t be envious of them. A wicked person has no future – nothing to look forward to.”
What does this ‘future hope” depend upon? To what extent are you sharing in that hope for yourself? For others?
This is one time when gold is valuable. if we wish to have anybody join us on this all important trip to the future; we better get busy and see that they are on the right path. Will they be here (along with you) tomorrow, in order for you to change their ticket.
(2 Esdras 8:1-3)The angel replied, “God Most High made this world for many people, but the future world for only few. Ezra, let me give you and illustration. If you ask the earth, it will tell you that it produces a large amount of clay for pots but only a small amount of gold dust. And that’s the way it is with the present world; many have been created, but only a few will be saved.”
Do I want an immortal future with God and Why?
Sickness, or any failure of the body will be done away with, in our heavenly future. Our troubles will be replaced with much glory. i would say, that is a good trade. Our ultimate hope when we are experiencing terrible illness, persecution, or pain is the realization that this life is not all there is – there is life after death! Knowing this can help us live above the challenges we face in this life.
(2 Corinthians 4:16-18)”For this reason we never become discouraged. Even though our physical being is gradually decaying, yet our spiritual being is renewed day after day. And this small and temporary trouble we suffer will bring us a tremendous and eternal glory, much greater than the trouble.”
How do these verses help you cope?
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