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Daily Reading: Joshua 15:1-63 ESV, Luke 18:18-43 ESV, Psalm 86:1-17 ESV, Proverbs 13:9-10 ESV

Daily Verse: “And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Luke 18:18 ESV)

AIONIOS (166): “Perpetual. The adjective describes duration. Denoting ‘eternal’ is set in contrast with prosdkairos (4340), lit., ‘for a season.’ It is used of that which in nature is endless.” [I]

Describes duration.

Ever since childhood, I’ve tried to understand eternity.  And I can’t.  When I gaze into the starlit night, myriads of bright dots sprinkled across the sky; my mind becomes overwhelmed with the enormity of life.  Trying to understand forever challenges me.

“For the Present is the point at which time touches eternity.” C.S. Lewis[i] 

Living in the present means enjoying this point in eternity.  When you blink, the moment no longer exists.  

Pastors often use the analogy of missing heaven by 18 inches, the distance between our heads and hearts.  Faith comes from the heart but doesn’t always make sense to the head.  Some people can’t get past the illogical part of faith, so they miss out on heaven.

Embrace now.

Don’t miss out on eternity because the concept doesn’t make sense.  Instead, understand eternity lives now, the present moment part of the ongoing story of Christ.  No one can honestly explain the spiritual side to life, not from our earthly address.  We’ll have the answers we crave one day, but not until we get our heavenly home.

God never meant us to understand everything; He wants us to trust.  Begin to experience God’s eternal peace by placing your faith in Jesus.  Spend time each day becoming more like Christ.  Share the grace of heaven with all you meet.

Eternity meets time in the present moment.  Place your faith in Jesus; let the Holy Spirit take up residency in you.  Experience God’s eternal peace, now and forever.


[i] Strong, J., & Strong, J. (2010). The New Strong’s expanded exhaustive concordance of the Bible. Greek Dictionary of the New Testament (p.10) Thomas Nelson

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