Looking Ahead

Greetings In the Name of the Lord:

1 Corinthians 2:9 (NLT)
That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”

This has long been one of my favorite Scripture verses. It reminds us that God has something much better than what we have temporarily here and now. The early Pentecostals sang many songs about the glories of heaven. It is a shame that we have gotten away from that theme today (although “Imagine” is a good example of a modern song that talks about heaven). They sang songs like “Just Over In the Glory Land,” and “What A Day That Will Be.” Paul tells us that we cannot even imagine what awaits us on the other side. In this verse the “Mind” is the Greek kardia, usually translated “heart,” but here it speaks of the inner mind, the deepest thoughts, and even includes the imagination (Horton, I & II Corinthians). We cannot even in “our wildest dreams” imagine what God has in store for us. God has something better than anything this temporary world has to offer. Live and enjoy the limited time you have in this life, but don’t get too attached to it because God has something amazing in store for you!

In Christ,

Pastor Mark

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