Monday, October 8, 2018
A neighbor walked into the community room where he lived to check his mailbox. Another neighbor was there already. The first one asked the second neighbor, “How are you?” The second one said, “I felt a lot better when I was younger.” The first one then began to speak about his departed wife. He said she was good. The second one replied, “I read that someone called Jesus ‘good teacher’ and Jesus replied to him, ‘Why do you call me good?’ No one is good–except God alone.’ (Read Mark 10:18). The first neighbor insisted, ‘My wife was good.’ The second one explained, ‘The goodness you saw in your wife IS GOD.’ “No one is good–except God alone.”
“Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favor of the LORD.” -Proverbs 18:22 (KJV).
“He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.” -NIV Study Bible.
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.’” (Read Revelation 21:1-4).
“He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’ Then he said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.'” -Revelation 21: 5 (NIV).
It is written: “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.” -Romans 8:18-22 (NIV Study Bible).