December 15: “Continuing to Learn in Heaven”

Today’s Bible Reading:

2 Chronicles 17
Revelation 6
Zechariah 2
John 5

Today’s Bible Verse(s):

Revelation 6:10 (CSB): “They cried out with a loud voice, ‘Lord, the one who is holy and true, how long until you judge those who live on the earth and avenge our blood?’”

Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s):

When we think about Heaven, we believe that it is fully perfect. We believe that everything is complete, and beautiful, and nothing else needs to be obtained in order for it to be … well, um … Heaven.

However, we learned in yesterday’s reflections and Scripture reading (“The Only Imperfection in Heaven”) that Jesus might not have a “perfect” body in Heaven. He may wear the scars of His crucifixion forever.

In the verses that I’ve chosen for today, we realize that men and women who were killed for their faith during the time of the tribulation will ask questions. They’ll wonder when they will be vindicated. They will ask when those who killed them will be punished by the Lord?

When you think about it, the presence of questions clearly implies that there is a lack of knowledge. Those saints, who asked those questions in Heaven, did not know the information.

This leads me to believe that we will not have perfect knowledge upon our initial entry into Heaven. We will have a perfect mind, capable of learning and enjoying the pursuit of knowledge. However, there will be much to learn.

Have you ever listened to a speaker or read a book and heard of a new idea – and then the lightbulb lit up in your mind? Didn’t that feel incredible? Didn’t you ponder that thought and that feeling for quite some time after that?

I believe that is but a shadow of our heavenly joy. In Heaven, we will enjoy learning and gaining new knowledge. We will enjoy the experience and praise the Lord as we continue to learn about Him, each other, and His creation.

So try to learn something new today. Enjoy the experience. And realize that this is just but a taste of what lies ahead of every Jesus follower.

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Lord Jesus, I want to make the most of the life that You have given to me. I want to learn and enjoy the experience. And I look forward to the day when, with a renewed mind, I am able to enjoy the experience of continued learning and praising You forever. Amen.

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I have an incredible wife that God gave to me on May 10, 1997. Since then, the Lord has blessed us with three wonderful boys. I am also the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Polk City, Florida.

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