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What We Shall Be

June 30, 2019


What We Shall Be

It’s the age-old question:  What are you going to be  when you grow up?      Kids will answer:  A baseball player — doctor — astronaut — policeman…….       And their choices often change  over the years.      But,  what are we going to be  when we really, really grow up  and reach our heavenly home?      We won’t be angels,  though we’ll be like them  in some ways.      1 John 3:2 gives us a hint  to this mystery,

Beloved,  now we are children of God,  and it has not appeared  as yet  what we shall be.      We know that,  when He appears,  we shall be like Him,  because we shall see Him  just as He is.

We are not told  in God’s word exactly  what we will be like — except that,  “we shall be like Him,  because we shall see Him  just as He is.”      What can that mean?      Jesus teaches us  in Luke 6:40,

A pupil  is not  above his teacher;  but everyone,  after he has been fully trained,  will be like his teacher.

Besides being our LORD,  God, Redeemer,  Savior,  King,  our All-in-all,  Jesus is also our Teacher.      He has greater things  to teach us  than we can imagine.      As our Example,  He teaches us love,  meekness,  holiness,  faithfulness,  trustworthiness,  righteousness,  and so much more.      In all those ways  we will be  like Him,  when He appears.      We will be  “like”  our Teacher — but,  we’ll never be  “above”   our Teacher.     He alone is LORD and God  over all — the one and only  true God.

Right now,  in this world,  we are so easily distracted  with all our worldly concerns.      We don’t fully realize  all that Christ is  and can be  in our lives today.      But,  we have something really marvelous  and great  to look forward to,  as we keep on looking  to our Savior  in faith,  hope,  and love.      All of our sins will be gone forever — and we will be perfected  in all holiness — truly able  to serve our Lord  in heaven  without sinning any more.      What a great day  that will be!

Looking forward  to our hope  for eternal life,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  what a glorious rest it will be  when we can be totally free  from our inclinations  to sin,  and get to see You  just as You are,  in all Your glory.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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