This is a great passage of scripture that reminds us of the great reward we have awaiting us if we trust and follow Christ. The ultimate reward is the salvation of our souls, no matter what happens to us here on earth. We get caught up in the details and struggles of our lives, and many times forget about the ultimate purpose for our existence.
1. What are some of the struggles you are currently dealing with?
2. How do they compare with the promise of salvation?
Challenge: Believe me; I know this is much easier said than applied. I want to challenge you to keep things of this world in perspective. Most, if not all of the things we spend so much time and energy agonizing over in our lives pale in comparison to the awesome promise of the salvation that has been secured for us. When put in perspective, the things of this world will grow strangely dim. Cling to that promise and idea this week.