You’re being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time
Do you ever worry about the enemy stealing your eternal inheritance? Well, you don’t need to. It is secure! Jesus is guarding it for you, and nothing can touch it. The heavenly realms are secure, and your place there is safe.
“You’re being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice,” Piper says, quoting 1 Peter 1:3-7. Piper highlights that the words ‘for a little while’ refer to “only a lifetime,” and that we haven’t long to wait for this incredible gift.
“You have a little tiny life and then an incalculable eternity. Oh how we need this! We western, comfortable, assume that all-should-be well-now, Americans,” says Piper.
“I am so thankful this is in the Bible!”
“God comes to us in this fallen world of futility and pain and death and sorrow and moral collapse of a nation. It’s a sad world!”
But because of Christ, “You should be the happiest people in the world,” says Piper.
“And that is not a contradiction.”
Real Happiness in a World of Sorrow
Christ died so that even in our deepest pain and sadness, our joy in God cannot be taken from us.
Posted by Desiring God on Tuesday, June 13, 2017