SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2016
Key Bible Verse: “No longer will you need the sun to shine by day, nor the moon to give its light by night, for the LORD your God will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.” (Isaiah 60:19)
Dig Deeper: Isaiah 60
In heaven, there will be no temple to worship God in, no structure or locality that represents his presence more than another, because God and the Lamb will be the temple (Rev. 21:22).
The writer of Hebrews says that when we gather as the church, we’re coming to “the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel” (Heb. 12:22-24, ESV).
Quite the church service! We join with the saints who have gone before us, rejoicing with them that death is not the final word for the Christian. But the trials, deferred hopes, disappointments, losses, and tragedies of this life are an ever present reminder: we’re not home yet. The best is still to come.
– Bob Kauflin in True Worshipers
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