“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Philippians 3:20
“A life of joy and peace” awaits us on the other side of this life, as John Newton has told:

“[Mrs. Newton] … is very weak…. But the chief mercy to us both is that we know in whose hands we are, and have access to a throne of grace to plead the promise of strength according to our day. … We have lived together more than forty years; we cannot expect, surely we cannot desire, to live here always. The Good Gardener will not cut down His corn until it is fully ripe. His hour therefore, whenever it comes, must be the fittest and the best; and until His hour comes, we are immortal.

“Unfading happiness is not for this world. But blessed be God; He has likewise appointed that those who sow in tears shall in due time reap with joy. We seek a rest beyond the skies, in everlasting day. Then happiness will be without abatement, interruption, or end. … What reason have we, … even while sorrowing, to be always rejoicing! A sinner saved from hell and who has the hope of eternal glory set before him, can have neither right nor reason to complain.”

Scripture Focus

Revelation 22:1-5


“To Thee we look, to Thee we bow,/ To Thee for help we call;/ Our Life and Resurrection Thou,/ Our Hope, our Joy, our All.” (John Newton, 1725-1807)

Bible In A Year

  • Isaiah 37-38
  • Psalm 89
  • Acts 11-12

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