Given how long we have stayed in this world and reading history, it is almost hard to imagine this perfect new earth. It’s almost beyond comprehension. It’s the picture of how things were always supposed to be for us, and it’s a promise that everything would be made new.

But one thing I know is I want to be there, to see it all — a world where evil doesn’t and perfect union with God is entirely normal.

Pheeeww… that shift in perspective helped me with the book of Revelations. That’s a wrap for the year, I’ll share my observation later in the day.

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I heard an analogy of the woman who fled to the wilderness to give birth. It says that the wilderness was a form of protection for the woman, and sometimes, we pray to God for a quick fix, while God is literally protecting us in the wilderness we are in. I’ll leave this here.

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I recall the first time I read about the 144k Jews. I must have been in Primary four, and I was so scared. I had thought God had singled out 144k people worldwide to go to heaven. I wondered if I was among them and what the point was if only 144k people had been singled out. It bothered me so much that I asked my mum. And since then, I have also heard different theologies around this.

Today’s reading had me remembering the Israelites’ story when they were warned, and eventually, they were exiled for a new beginning to happen. I love the encouragement in 7:15–17.

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This reading reminds me of God’s love and how his actions show it. Again, this season celebrates Jesus, the perfect reminder of God’s show of love. It also tells us to extend love to each other, not just in words but in action.

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Merry Christmas! Though we aren’t in the Christmas story in today’s reading, the word today is still about the reason for this season — Jesus. There is a call to persevere in the faith, a warning against false prophets, the second coming of Jesus, and the fate of sinners. Today, as we celebrate Jesus’s first coming, his birth, we are called to always be the best version of ourselves in and through him. I love how Peter put in 2 Peter 1: 5–7: For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.

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Daily Bible Musings

My musings from reading the entire bible (chronological). Not a Preacher. Unravelling what I’ve been told about God to knowing him for myself