1 Thessalonians 3:13 To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.
What goes up must come down. If there is a beginning to something, there must surely be an end. That is unless of course you are God. Oh, and by the way, we are not. So, for you and I there will be an end. Not in our eternal spiritual life, but most assuredly in our earthly one until the rapture of the church.
In today’s verse we find a few interesting things. One is that Jesus will be the one who establishes our hearts, not us. What does that mean? It means He who has begun a good work in you will finish it. If Jesus resides in your heart today for sure, He will for sure be there at the end. Also, He will create of you an undefiled creation to present before His Father, who is God. What a wonderful truth to know. God, through the Holy Spirit, is still working on us.
We also see the truth about God’s Son, and who He must truly be to us. It says, “at the coming of our LORD” (meaning that He must be the supreme authority in everything in our lives, our controller) “Jesus” (Jehoshua, the self-existent, eternal Jehovah-Saviour) “Christ” (the anointed Messiah and Saviour of all sin.) When we put that together it says that He must be our controlling authority, and the eternal Saviour of our sin. If He is anything less, how can we call Him Lord Jesus Christ?
Finally, we see He comes, “with all his saints.” Those who have met their earthly end, reside with Him now, and will come with Him then. What a comfort for those of us who have loved ones who have gone before. We can be assured that they are in Heaven.
Even as this day begins, we must come before a Holy God and ask for His loving hand to guide us. As He does, know He is doing everything that needs to be done to perfect us. Preparing us for the time when He comes and gathers His entire bride to present us to God the Father. Make Him your LORD JESUS CHRIST.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Jeremiah 51 / Psalm 89:38-52 / Proverbs 13 / 1 Thessalonians 1-3
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Isa. 23-25 / Phil. 1
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