Each one of us is on a journey to our final, and eternal, destination. As Christians, we live with the confident assurance that our eternal home is with God. But, we’re not home yet and there is a life to be lived as we journey toward heaven. It is my prayer that this series of devotions will help you discover not only a glimpse of heaven, but that it would prepare you to more fully live like you are home even as you continue the journey.
This is day twenty-five from the devotional journal, “Almost Heaven: Devotions For the Journey Home”. Each of these devotions are designed to help a person spend time with God in the process of discovering how He would have us to live as we prepare for an eternal home.
A Home Of Righteousness
“But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.“
2 Peter 3:13 (NIV)
When was the last time you did something wrong? Are you sure? Who defines right and wrong? How would your life be different if you could live with, and be surrounded by, complete righteousness? How upset do you get at the unrighteous acts of others? How does that compare with the way you view your own unrighteousness? Have you ever been a part of a group where, as much as humanly possible, all unrighteousness has been stripped away? What was it like?
In a world where lying, cheating, stealing, disobedience, and every other sin seek to pollute every aspect of our lives, it is comforting to know we are headed to a home of complete righteousness. This righteousness exists by the power of the blood of Jesus and the declaration of His Word. This same power declares you and I to be righteous when we are found in Christ. Our home today can show a glimpse of our future home when we live with a righteousness that is found in Christ. As you pray, ask God to help you daily put on His righteousness. Pray that you would reject sin and evil as you journey to a home that is filled with absolute righteousness.