Tuesday, June 15

Eternal God, Eternal Hope

For a first grader to know the word eternal and desire to write it on a bandana in arts and crafts completely blew my mind last week at VBS.

What a word.

What a simple reminder of who God is...eternal. What a reminder of what He give us- salvation, eternal life.

What a reminder of the eternal hope we have in Christ. We live with an eternal hope everyday. Take a look at some verses that biblically remind us about how the bible defines the word eternal:

The Gift of Salvation is Eternal
John 3:16
[ For God So Loved the World ] "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."

God's Power and Divine Nature are Eternal
Romans 1:20
"For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse."

Things Unseen are Eternal
2 Corinthians 4:18
"as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal."

Our Heavenly Home is Eternal
2 Corinthians 5:1
[ Our Heavenly Dwelling ] "For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."

Take Hold of the Eternal Calling

1 Timothy 6:12
"Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses."

What a powerful reminder of what the word eternal means to our lives today, tomorrow and for eternity! Although we've been encouraged by searching the scriptures about the word eternal, the bible also talks about it in another light:

Eternal Fire

"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels." Matthew 25:41

As we walk about our day, let us not forget our calling to share the message of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

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