“Then Paul made his defense: ‘I have done nothing wrong against the Jewish law or against the temple or against Caesar.” Acts 25:8.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Numbers 3-4 and Acts 25.
A lot is made of Paul’s missionary journeys and there were several of them and they were important.
Today, however, we find Paul still being held in custody. He hasn’t done anything wrong but those holding him won’t let him go.
Frustrating? For sure and Paul’s future is uncertain. BUT Paul has been promised, by God, that he will get to Rome.
Rome is a long way from where Paul is, but he knows that he will get there. Why? Because he trusts God.
I do not know my future on earth. Jesus may return, or I may die before He does return. I do know that there is a Judgment Day in my future and when that happens I will stand before a holy and righteous God completely in the clear. Hallelujah!
The uncertainties of my life will not prevent my eternity with God in heaven. It’s going to happen.
How do I know this? God sent Jesus to earth to wipe clean my sin record. How did Jesus do that? He died in my place for my sins. I didn’t request it. I didn’t deserve it, but He loved me enough to do it anyhow. When God raised Jesus from the dead, death was conquered. There will be an after-life.
I believe that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus died to erase my sin record. I believe that I will stand completely in the clear on Judgment Day. Life’s uncertainties can take none of that away.
“Lord, thank You for the stories in the Bible. Thank You for Paul’s trust in You despite the obstacles that came his way. Enable me to see beyond uncertainties and rest in the assurance that You will be there at the end of life ready to welcome me into an eternity with You. What a Savior!”
There is a happy ending for those with an erased sin record. Is your’s erased?