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Daily Devotional
July 25
 
If a man die, shall he live again?
Job 14:14 (a)
 
This is the ultimate question: Can man live again? “All of the days of my life, I will wait for that, Lord,” Job says. “When You call, I’ll answer.” Here, again, Job expresses hope.

If you’re not going through a trial presently, you will at some point. And when you do, remember Job. When does his faith flare up? Whenever he talks about living again, whenever he remembers the reality of eternity. Although it’s hazy to him, when he focuses on Heaven, suddenly there’s hope in his heart.

That’s why Jesus talked about Heaven immediately after telling His disciples one of them would betray Him and that He was about to die (John 13:33-14:3). For hopeless and heavy hearts, the solution is always Heaven. That’s why the people of Israel were commanded by the Lord to put blue on the borders of their garments (Numbers 15:38). Blue is the color of Heaven. Thus, they would be reminded that they were just passing through, that they were a Heavenly people, with every step they took.

“Let not your heart be troubled,” Jesus said. “You believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions and I go to prepare a place for you, that where I am, you may be also” (see John 14:1-2). When we go through difficulties, trials, and heartaches, we can either let our hearts be troubled or keep them from being troubled. The choice is ours. It’s not just a matter of positive thinking, but of thinking about what really matters. And what really matters is eternity. With every step you take, may your thoughts be of Heaven.
 
This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Day of Feasting" by Pastor Jon. "A Day of Feasting" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Joshua through Malachi.  If you would like your own copy of "A Day of Feasting" you may click here to go to the SearchLight Store