Hope of Eternal Life

November 6th, 2014

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Titus 1:1-16

In the comic strip “Momma” by Mell Lazarus, a suitor approaches Mrs. Hobbs and says, “Mrs. Hobbs, I am going to pop the eternal question: will you marry me?” She answers, “No.” Persistently, he asks, “Can’t you at least say ‘maybe . . .’”? She insists, “No, I don’t give temporary answers to eternal questions.”

Unfortunately, many people have put off answering the ultimate eternal question. Their rationale seems to be, “Someday I’ll think about being a Christian. Someday, maybe I’ll work God into my life.”

Meanwhile, we who have received Christ as our Savior enjoy the blessing of “the hope of eternal life” that God “has brought to light through the preaching” of faithful servants who shared the gospel with us (vv. 2, 3).

After having officiated many funerals over the years, I can tell you it makes all the difference in the world when the bereaved have “the hope of eternal life” and the assurance that their loved one has gone to be with the Lord.

So give thanks today for the blessing of hope brought by faithful preaching, continued in fellowship with the Lord, and communicated to others in your words and countenance.

Author: Stan Toler

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