February 22, 2024     3:29 pm
365. Concluding Meditation - Sunday
Here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
          Here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come.   Hebrews 13:14
          "Here we have we no continuing city." We all know that we cannot remain here. The children of this world are looking into a dark future; and they will be cast into eternal darkness. We children of God, believing the Word of God, are looking into a ravishingly bright future, and we shall be received into eternal light. "Here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come." This is what we believe and confess; and joy and a joyful longing would gladly possess our poor heart, which is encumbered with sin. For, after all, it is well that we have no continuing city here where there is so much sin, so much sorrow and misery in and about us. And it is well, unspeakably so, that a city, the eternal city promised us in God's Word of grace beckons us, where our eternal and blissful home shall be. Why don't we rejoice more exceedingly, more exultantly, because we are to go there, away from here? Because our faith is weak. But still, the Spirit, the Spirit of God, who dwells in us, helps our infirmities. For it is plain, we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, considering the great things He has promised us; but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And He that searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. (Rom. 8:26,27) We are only pilgrims here. Hallelujah! We seek the eternal city that is to come, and shall find it. Hallelujah! The Lord Jesus Himself, our faithful Saviour, is our safeguard, He Himself is our rod and our staff. (Ps. 23:4) Hallelujah!
          PRAYER: - Lord God, my Father, I thank You that You will take me from this world of sin, away from this valley of death, and into the city of eternal salvation. Lord Jesus Christ, I thank You that You have prepared this city for me, a poor sinner, by Your bitter suffering and death and by Your glorious resurrection and ascension. Lord God Holy Spirit, I thank You that through Your Word You have given me faith and made me a child of God and an heir of salvation. O my God, take my hand and lead me home, home! Amen.

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