Second Will Be First
Scripture Reading: Revelation 22:13-17
Key Verse: Revelation 22:12
“Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.
Deciding to be second in this life is not an easy decision or lifestyle. Our flesh will fight it, the evil one will mock it, but our spirit will affirm it as God’s way! If we continue to serve God rather than our own selfish ways, we will be rewarded greatly. Jesus said that when He returns He will be bringing His reward with Him. It will be on that day that the tables will be turned around—the last will be first!
If you have a chance, take time to read Revelation 21 and Revelation 22 in their entirety. These chapters give us a hint of the coming reward for those who have lived their lives second to Jesus and our fellowman. The Apostle John tells us of a new heaven and a new earth, with a holy city where Jesus will sit on His throne. There will be no need for a sun since Jesus will be the Light of this new earth. In my opinion, the new earth will look much like our earth without the damage that man has done to it. When God created this earth, He proclaimed it as good and I don’t believe God can improve on His own work. We will stroll over the green valleys with lions and lambs lying together. There will be no wars or famines or any other type of suffering for us to experience. Jesus may not be proclaimed by the majority in this world as King of kings, but on the new earth all will worship Him and serve Him cheerfully.
Father, I want to live a lifestyle of service to you and others. I choose to be second and thank you for my bright future! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.