Please note: Due to an overflowing schedule, I was unable to write a new
devotional this week. I trust God will use this one to bless you. Next week, I
plan to begin a series on The Ten Commandments.
I don't know about you, but I know that I don't focus on Heaven as often as I
should. This will by no means be exhaustive, but today we will see some of
the verses about Heaven.
(Mat 4:17 NRSV) From that time Jesus began to proclaim, "Repent, for the
kingdom of heaven has come near."
(1 Pet 3:21-22 NRSV) And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you--not
as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good
conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and
is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject
(Mat 5:3 NRSV) Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of
(Mat 13:44 NRSV) The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field,
which someone found and hid; then in his joy, he goes and sells all that he has
and buys that field.
(Mat 8:11-12 NRSV) I tell you, many will come from east and west and will eat
with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, 12 while the heirs
of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness, where there will be
weeping and gnashing of teeth.
(Phil 3:20-21 NRSV) But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there
that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. 21 He will transform the
body of our humiliation that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, by
the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself.
(1 Th 4:16 NRSV) For the Lord himself, with a cry of command, with the
archangel's call and with the sound of God's trumpet, will descend from heaven, and
the dead in Christ will rise first.
(Heb 12:22-23 NRSV) But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the
living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal
gathering, 23 and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to
God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect
(Rev 4:2-8 NRSV) At once, I was in the spirit, and there in heaven stood a
throne, with one seated on the throne! 3 And the one seated there looks like
jasper and carnelian, and around the throne is a rainbow that looks like an
emerald. 4 Around the throne are twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones are
twenty-four elders, dressed in white robes, with golden crowns on their
heads. 5 Coming from the throne are flashes of lightning, and rumblings and peals
of thunder, and in front of the throne burn seven flaming torches, which are
the seven spirits of God. 6 And in front of the throne, there is something like
a sea of glass, like crystal. Around the throne, and on each side of the
throne, are four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind. 7 The first
living creature like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third
living creature with a face like a human face, and the fourth living creature
like a flying eagle. 8 And the four living creatures, each of them with six
wings, are full of eyes all around and inside. Day and night, without ceasing they
sing, "Holy, holy, holy, the Lord God the Almighty, who was and is and is to
(Rev 21:4 NRSV) He will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no
more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have
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