Isaiah 51:6 – Look to the Heavens
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look on the earth beneath. For the heavens will vanish away like smoke, the earth will grow old like a garment, and those who dwell in it will die in like manner; But My salvation will be forever, and My righteousness will not be abolished. (Isaiah 51:6)
Perhaps one of the most beautiful sites in the entire universe is the site of earth from space. Our planet stands out like a blue beacon of paradise amongst the darkness of space.
But according to the bible, the earth will not exist forever. 2 Peter describes the future of earth…
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. (2 Peter 3:10)
So do we mourn the eventual loss of our planet? Hardly, since 2 Peter also tells us that God is going to create a new heaven, and a new earth:
Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells (2 Peter 3:13)
Nestled between these two verses, the bible explains what we can be doing in the meantime…
Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God… (2 Peter 3:11-12)
Because when the Lord Jesus returns, as noted in Isaiah 51:6, salvation will be forever! So Christian, look to the heavens for tomorrow, but live your life today in such a way that will declare your faith to the world around you.
And this Sunday, you have a premier opportunity to make a difference in someone’s eternal life – by inviting them to Easter service.
I will lift up my eyes to the hills — From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. (Psalm 121:1-2)
We can change the world, one life at a time…