Summary of passage: After the final judgment, John sees a new heaven and a new earth and a new Jerusalem come from heaven. God will dwell with men here and be their God. The old order has passed, vanquishing death, pain, tears, and mourning. God declares all to be new and He who believes shall inherit the new earth while the unbelieving rot in the fiery lake of burning sulfur.
10) Part personal Question. My answer: God will live with believers, be His people, and He will be their God. There will be no more tears, death, or pain. It is an awesome thought that one day we’ll all be in God’s presence. It makes the heartaches of this world not hurt quite so much.
11) God created the world, Jesus sacrificed His life for our sins, and God will dwell with man for eternity. Obviously with no world we wouldn’t exist. With no Jesus we’d be hopeless. With no eternity life would be meaningless. It teaches us God’s greatness, compassion, mercy, and love for all of mankind.
12a) Only those who don’t choose Him suffer a second death instead of all of us.
b) Personal Question. My answer: None truly. I let God handle it and I let Him guide me around unbelievers. I worry about nothing in this world (Philippians 4:6).
Note: We just had this question in 5d, Day 2 & 3.
Conclusions: Lackluster and disappointing. Nothing new here.
End Notes: See YESTERDAY’S post.