Day 49 - John 8:48-59
Points to Ponder:
1.What promises does Jesus make to all who believe in him?
2.What did Abraham see? How did he see it?
3.What do you see? How do you see it?
Truly I tell you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death – Jesus. John 8:51
Lord Jesus, you make such a sure promise and double down on it so that we can be sure. Your Word promises us an eternity of life with you, an eternity where there is no death, no suffering, no sorrow, nor pain of any kind. Lord Jesus, give me the faith of Abraham to see that day when death will finally and forever be under your faith. Give me the faith of Abraham to see that day as though it is right around the corner – which it truly is. In this way, Jesus give me a hope that springs up with joy and expectation because these things will surely happen. You have promised it; it will take place. But Lord Jesus, I confess that as I wait sometimes I am weighed down by the pressures of life and the expectations of my daily demands. I am burdened by the struggle with sin and worn out by my battle against the Devil and my own sinful flesh. It’s a constant battle and I am weary and worn out. Restore to me the joy of my salvation and help me to live each day as if eternity is right around the corner. It’s coming! And when it comes it will be forever joyful, peaceful and deathless. I can’t wait. Keep me by your Word until that day. Amen.