What Will Heaven Be Like
By Rick Warren — Mar 25,2015
“The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23 NLT, second edition)
Grace is the gift that keeps on giving, because one of the benefits of grace is eternal life. Romans 6:23 says, “The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord” (NLT, second edition).
Have you ever wondered what Heaven is going to be like? The Bible tells us that Heaven is going to be these four things:
A place of reunion, where we are reunited with other loved ones who have accepted the grace of God.
A place where we are rewarded for the character that we developed and the way we served other people here on Earth.
A place where we are reassigned to do new work based on our SHAPE. We will be given new assignments that we love to do and that use the gifts God has given us.
A place of release, where we’re free from all pain, suffering, sadness, sorrow, grief, depression, and loneliness.
It’s going to be a wonderful place! And it is God’s gift to you.
There’s one catch: You have to accept it. If you get a gift and you don’t unwrap it, it’s a worthless gift. You need to realize that Jesus Christ makes this grace gift available to everybody, but it is also customized specifically for your life, because God knows exactly what you need.
One of the most brilliant people I’ve ever met is Peter Drucker, the father of American management. Everything he writes is printed in the Wall Street Journal. He’s a brilliant man who has written dozens of books that are textbooks. He’s been a mentor to me for a number of years. I asked Peter one day, “How did you become a Christian?” He said, “When somebody first explained grace to me, I realized I was never going to get a better deal.”
You’re never going to get a better deal than the grace God offers to you today. Open your life to the grace of God through Jesus Christ.
It’s your only hope!
How does the eternal benefit of God’s grace change your perspective on life?
Why do you think God requires us to accept his gift of grace?
Who can you tell about the best deal they will ever be offered?
Prayer: Lord Jesus we are so greatful for Your gift of grace and eternal life, to spend forever with you and those who have gone before us. Help us this day to live the life you’ve called us to live; to be people of character, evident to the world around us, because of Your love, joy, and peace that fills our hearts and surrounds our lives. Help us to rest today among the midst of our busy lives to remember, that this is all that really matters.
In Jesus Name,