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1 John 2:17

The world and its desire are passing away, but those who do the will of God live forever.

Forever

Our wars and greeds are not eternal. Peace and mercy are. In some ways, the Biblical message is that simple: sin and death will not prevail, grace and life shall. The grave is empty. Humanity crucified perfect love, but God raised him from death to life. Pharaoh will not hold the world in bondage. Babylon will fall. Empires big and small that crush and destroy will perish. Death itself will be destroyed. “The world [this broken world in rebellion from God] and its desire are passing away.”

The will of God for a world free from hate and fear, for a world governed by love and joy, for a world filled with light and life, for a world where all feast at one table – this will of God shall be done. It’s a promise. And those who do this will of God have a share already in that eternal reign.

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