Focus Verse: “You have said, ‘It is futile to serve God. What do we gain by carrying out his requirements and going about like mourners before the Lord Almighty? (14)
From an unbiblical perspective it may seem pointless to serve God. There are many who faithfully obey God’s commands and do what is right in almost every situation, but they never increase in riches or climb the ladder of success. They die and only few people know their name. Since this is not our home, all followers of Christ may not gain much down here. But if we serve God with a willing, obedient heart, much treasure will await us in Heaven. Serving God may go unnoticed by people, but never by God.
Focus Verse: But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves. (2)
When the day of the Lord comes, those who stand in fear of the Lord will be elevated above the wicked. We will not suffer God’s fire of judgment.
Focus Verse: The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life. (17)
Christ is coming quickly. Because Heaven is not on earth’s time, quickly could mean three days or three years or three thousand years or even three million years. No one knows the date of Christ’s return, but we do know and should fully believe that He is coming back. Heaven’s invitation to all is, “Come!”
Come and be forgiven. Come and be loved. Come and be cleansed. Come and receive salvation. Come and drink freely of the water of life. Come and be made new. Come and be a part of my family. Come and have eternal life.
For those of us who have heard and believed this message, it is now also our responsibility to extend the same invitation to those who have not yet believed, “Come!”