Believers Are Commanded To Love
April 6 - Devotion
The scripture raises sure hope for believers; we are assured that all world crises would soon be over for God's saints, and we shall be with the Lord permanently! It is written,
“He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. Everyone will sit under their own vine and under their own fig tree, and no one will make them afraid, for the Lord Almighty has spoken” (Micah 4:3-4).
Whatever suffering that a child of God undergoes will not last eternally, but it will come to an end one day. All children of God will soon escape these terrible world crises to permanently be with God in heaven. In heaven, Jesus Christ will be our life president, and we shall suffer no more! There will be perfect peace that has no traces of sadness. In fact, saints will drink from a peaceful river that flows from the heart of God himself. Therefore, since the high price of victory awaits believers, all Christians should remain steadfast with God. We should endure whatever temptation and affliction that enemy may throw at us - having knowing fully that God's eternal rewards are waiting for us in heaven.
Dear God, I love you more than silver and gold. I love you more than persecution and afflictions. My goal is to reach heaven at the end of my earthly journey; therefore, I commit my complete life to you today. I accept Jesus Christ as my true Savior, and I accept him as my Lord. Please keep me consistent with you and let me wholeheartedly serve you throughout the days of my life, so that I can qualify to enjoy everlasting life with you in heaven. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.