“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:2).
Think of the possibilities of man in the light of the revealings of Christianity. You know what Christ says about the glorious future of every person who believes in Him, but have you ever thought deeply about it?
Have you ever thought seriously about the word eternity, as a definition of the duration of your own life? Jesus tells us we shall have eternal life; and that not only means endless existence, but also endless growth, development, and progress. The New Testament tells us that at this time, we only know “in part.” We only have little fragments of knowledge, but someday we shall know perfectly.
The Scriptures also tell us that there will be the most wondrous moral development in these lives of ours. There is a glory in the Christian’s soul that is not yet revealed. The Bible lifts the veil, and shows us a glimpse of Christ, and says, “We shall be like him!” I cannot explain that. It is too high for any human thought to comprehend. But surely it tells of marvelous possibilities in human beings.
That is the future of every man, woman, and child whose life is linked to the life of Christ!
“Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve, And press with vigor on; A heavenly race demands thy zeal, And an immortal crown.”
Have you ever thought about this glorious future?
I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments! Feel free to leave your reflections and ask your questions below.
God bless you and your family, this day and always.
All for our King’s glory,
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This post is another installment of Miller’s Monday Musings, a weekly series that is published every Monday on my website. The series features selected writings that have been adapted from the works of James Russell Miller (1840-1912), a much-beloved Christian author and pastor who is well-remembered for his practical thoughts on Christian home and family life. Learn more about this weekly series by clicking here.