Beginning With the End in Mind
January 1, 2023
A Chapter a Day
- Sunday, January 1, Proverbs 1
- Monday, January 2, Proverbs 2
- Tuesday, January 3, Proverbs 3
- Wednesday, January 4, Proverbs 4
- Thursday, January 5, Proverbs 5
- Friday, January 6, Proverbs 6
- Saturday, January 7, Proverbs 7
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Revelation 21:1-5, ESV
1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
- Creation will be .
The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder’s den. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. (Isaiah 11:6-9, ESV)
2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.
- We will be with .
One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple. (Psalm 27:4, ESV)
4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. 5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.”
- There will be no , , or .
- For those who are in Christ, eternity involves perfected enjoying a perfected in the presence of a perfect .
27But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life. (Revelation 21:27, ESV)
I know that I have disobeyed you and failed to meet your perfect standard. But I believe that Jesus died for me, that he came back to life, and that he is Lord. Will you please forgive my sins and give me new, eternal life so that I can enjoy a relationship with you now and forever? Amen.