June 1, 2020
Reflecting on the Names and Nature of God
Jesus: The Hope of Glory
To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory
of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Jesus is the Hope of Glory. All people will die, except those who meet Jesus in the Rapture. No one looks forward to death; for most, it’s a painful departure from this life. But when you walk through your personal valley of death, you won't have to be scared, because He will be with you (Psalm 23:4). When you step into death, you’ll come out on the other side in His presence. Yet, some people have difficulty believing there is life beyond the grave. To prove that the Lord will be with them in their death, He reminds them to look within their hearts at Christ’s indwelling because Christ is the Hope of Glory.
Lord, I’m grateful that You came into my heart. Now, I have confidence of my future home in Heaven.
The indwelling of Jesus is your Hope of Glory. This assurance is your riches of glory (Colossians 1:27). Don’t spend this wealth on doubt. The unsaved can’t understand this assurance; it’s a mystery to them. Yet, they would spend their life’s savings to live beyond the grave. Heaven can’t be bought with money, though; and confidence doesn’t come from wealth. When you have Christ in your heart, you have the riches and Hope of Glory.
Lord, I know I’ll live forever, but I don’t look forward to the pain that is associated with death. Help me look beyond death to the Hope of Glory. Amen.
Go Deeper: Colossians 1:24-29
The indwelling Christ is your hope of enjoying the glories of Heaven.
Tomorrow...The Father: Father of the Fatherless