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12/11/2015

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Seeing It ThroughTo The End


"See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. Afterward, as you know, he wanted to inherit this blessing, but he was rejected. He could bring no change of mind, though he sought the blessing with tears" (Heb.12:15-17).

Abraham and Sarah, though faithful, never received the total fulfillment of God's promises in their lifetime. They saw them through faith, and longed for them, but never enjoyed them in this world. While there are certainly many temporary blessings in being in Christ, we must know that the best is yet to come. In today's verses, we are reminded of Esau, who gave up his really important blessing for something as temporal as a helping of stew. When the time came for him to inherit his blessing, he bitterly regretted his foolish choice, and so will we if we do the same... Because it took so long, Abraham and Sarah could have chosen to go back home where they were comfortable, but they did not. This means that they walked by faith until the very end. Lets not be like Demas that the apostle Paul writes about... "For Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me..." (2 Tim4:10). If a person does not keep their commitment to the Lord until the end, they run the risk of losing their inheritance. There are many "highs" in life, and a few "lows" too. Even when hardships or disappointments take place, lets never give up on the Lord as many do. Lets always keep our eyes on the real goal of an eternal home with God... Remember this! Jesus was a stranger and pilgrim in this world too. It was never His true home, nor did He seek a permanent abode here. He walked by heavenly decree and looked to return to its glory. In order to live with Him forever, we must live as strangers and pilgrims in this world...

Have a great day... T G I F Thank God I'm Forgiven.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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