The Hope of the After-Life


Our Life on this earth comes to an end at some point. We know that from experience, and Paul tells us that in 2 Corinthians 4 and 5.

An Offering of Hope and Comfort

While that is true — that our life does come to an end on this earth at some point — Paul also tells us something else in those two chapters. Something that should give us hope and comfort, especially when we are mourning and grieving the loss of a loved one.

Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 4:17 that:

An eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison [is being prepared for us]” (2 Cor. 4:17c)

Then down in verse 1 of chapter 5 Paul tells us that,

We have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens [waiting for us]” (1 Cor. 5:1)

What Wonderful Promises

How great is it to know that this world isn’t the end for us. There is life after death, eternal life, life for the Christian that is beyond comparison. Life that the best day you have ever had doesn’t even compare.

Right now I want you to picture the best day you have ever had in your life. When you have that picture in your mind, know that day was just a slice, a sliver, a blip on the radar compared to the life the Christian will experience for all eternity.

Question for Reflection

  1. As a Christian, how do the promises found in God’s Word concerning life after death encourage you to live now?

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