We have confidence in the God of glory. He is the God who has given us a glimpse of His heavenly and eternal glory. In the “parable of the shrewd manager”, Jesus speaks to us of “eternal dwellings” (Luke 16:9). His words are an echo of the 23rd Psalm: “I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever” (Psalm 23:6). “Eternal dwellings” – This is our goal. “Eternal dwellings” – This is our destination. We look beyond the goal of a better and safer world. We look forward to a new world. We look forward to a world in which “there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain” (Revelation 21:4). We look forward to a world which will shine with the brightness of God’s glory (Revelation 22:5). With our confidence in the God of glory, we commit ourselves to serving Him. We are to let the life of His eternal Kingdom shape our life here on earth. We are to live as people of hope. We are to live as people who have caught a glimpse of the God of hope. We are to live as people who will work for a better world because we are gripped by the vision of God’s glorious Kingdom.

 

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