Isaiah 25:6-8 (NIV)
6On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare
a feast of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—
the best of meats and the finest of wines.
7On this mountain he will destroy
the shroud that enfolds all peoples,
the sheet that covers all nations;
8he will swallow up death forever.
The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears
from all faces;
he will remove his people’s disgrace
from all the earth.
The Lord has spoken.
This week, we’ve asked the question, “How would your life be better…” if you followed God’s commands…if you confessed your sin…if you weren’t just going through the motions. Hopefully we’ve arrived at the fact that life on earth is so much better when you have a good relationship with God, your Creator.
Of course, that’s only part of the story. The other part is the life after this one: the life of eternity in Heaven. Isaiah talks about Heaven in this passage. It sounds like the biggest, most awesome dinner party ever, doesn’t it? Not only is it a never ending supply of the best gourmet food, but there is no more sorrow, no more shame, no more death, no more pain, no more sickness, And, the party never ends!
Following God’s commands makes for a better life while you’re on Earth, and insures your place in God’s heavenly eternity, too.
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