The God of Eternity
Posted by Karah
What prevents you from giving the God of this universe your undivided attention? Remove those things today and ask God to help you focus on what He wants to say to you.
You’ve just been stopped for driving 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. The police officer has returned to his car, and you don’t know what’s going to happen. As you sit there, waiting for judgment to come, how do you feel? Circle any words that describe how you would feel.
scared belligerent upset
anxious hopeless angry
Thankfully, God isn’t like that. We don’t have to muddle through this life anxiously wondering what the outcome will be. In His Word and through the gospel, God has clearly outlined the paths we can take. Read Psalm 37:27-29 for more.
“For the Lord loves justice and will not abandon His faithful ones. They are kept safe forever, but the children of the wicked will be destroyed.” —Psalm 37:28
According to these verses, what are the two possible ways to live your life? Underline them.
What are the two possible outcomes for your life?
God wants us to know what our eternities will hold. He doesn’t keep His judgment of the wicked or His provision for the faithful a secret. How is this an example of His just nature?
• Are you trusting Christ for your eternity or just muddling through, unsure of your purpose or your future? Seek God today. Repent of your sins and trust your life to Jesus.
• If you are a Christian, thank God for the grace He has shown you in Jesus. If there is anything causing anxiety about your purpose or future, turn those over to Him now. Journal your response.
Behind the Story
The word “safe” in verse 28 comes from the Hebrew word shāmar, which means “to hedge about (as with thorns),” “preserve,” or “protect.” The image is one of God placing His faithful children in a safe place, then building protective walls or placing thorns around them where they cannot be harmed.
Because God is just, you don’t have to live your life wondering if you’ve been good enough or done enough. Those who turn to Christ and repent of sin to “do what is good” can live securely, knowing God’s protection and provision in this life and enjoying His presence for all eternity.
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