Thursday, September 17, 2015

Revelations 14-15

(September 7, 2015)
                In my other scripture reading today, the reality that life isn’t fair at all was examined.  But here we see flipside of that position – though life isn’t fair at all, eternity is.  We have the comforting words that the works of the righteous follow after them.  Even if doing the right thing leads to traumatic and horrible results here in mortality and everything is unfair in how life treats you, you can feel confident that the day will come when the Lord will make all things right – He will dry every tear.

                This is the source of patience in affliction.  This is the perspective that empowers us to become prepared for eternity. And, frankly, with the duration of eternity the capacity for patience is an absolutely necessary trait that we must each develop.

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