THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
I'm always getting these e-mail ads about curing wrinkles!
But I know how to avoid spotting a wrinkle every time I walk by a mirror.
I just take off my glasses!
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;
if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
Being a person means wonderful things: chocolate, ice cream, & fun in the sun.
Being a person also means suffering: arthritis, weight gain, and WRINKLES!
Being a child of God means wonderful things!
Notice our Scripture says we are first, "children of God."
If you have trusted Christ, and have surrendered your life to Him, then you are a "child of God."
That means two MORE wonderful things.
First, we are "heirs of God."
Being an heir of God means that you share EVERYTHING God has to offer.
Second we are "joint-heirs with Christ."
That means He is allowing you to share all things that God has put in His power.
And God has put ALL things in His power!
Jesus is the rightful heir to ALL things God has.
But He is willing to SHARE all things with YOU!
Just think about it: The pearly gates, the streets of gold, the shining river, the tree
of perpetual fruit, one never-ending day, and the indescribable glory of heaven
is YOURS through Christ!
We must remember though, that we are heirs in ALL THINGS!
Christ suffered for our sins.
He suffered so that mankind could have redemption.
And we too, must take the WRINKLES with the GLORY!
It is true, "without a cross, there can be no crown!"
Note what Paul says in verse 18 of this same passage:
"For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to
be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."
Yes, PRESENTLY we suffer the agonies of physical life.
But we know how to avoid getting stuck in the agonies!
Just Keep focused on the fact that we shall inherit GLORY!!
Ain't God GOOD?