The Longest Promise

A devotion on Titus 1:2

In hope of eternal life, which God, who can’t lie, promised before time began.
–Titus 1:2

When God created Adam and Eve, he did so with the intention of always being with them and all who came after them.

But when they sinned, the plan had to change. It had to change because God cannot be in the presence of sin. And once sin had entered the world and the hearts of mankind, it was here to stay.

When you think about it, God actually had two choices for what that change would be. One choice would have been to sever the relationship — possibly even ending the existence of mankind. The other choice was to create a plan of reconciliation — a way for humanity to live in God’s presence.

God chose reconciliation.

He chose reconciliation for one reason and one reason only: LOVE. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life” (KJV).

By sending his perfect only son, Jesus, to pay the penalty for our sins, God gave each of us the chance to be with Him now and forever. We have the opportunity to participate in the promise of eternity God made in the days when He was saying, “Let there be….”

Prayer

Dear God, Thank You for choosing love. Today I claim Your promise of eternity. I choose Jesus. I choose You. I choose life forevermore. I pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Reflection

What promises have I made to God, but broken? How is choosing to follow God choosing to live forever?