Many Will Be Sad While Others Rejoice


11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. 13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.

2 Peter 3:11-13

Some may look upon this passage as a sad day. But considering what people have suffered through here on earth throughout history, it will be a glorious day. The Christians who were persecuted for their beliefs will be vindicated. The world will be terrified at what they see because they put their hope in something that was wasting away.

Brothers and Sisters, rejoice that your names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
Rejoice that God’s righteous judgment will be meted out.
Rejoice that His perfect justice will prevail.

We are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth. The troubles we experience here in this short life will have been worth it all.


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