These Three Remain - Faith
What will heaven be like? Scripture tells us that three virtues will continue into eternity: faith, hope and love (1 Corinthians 13:13a). Doesn’t it make sense that we should emphasize them on this side of eternity as well?
The first of these everlasting virtues is faith. Faith is defined only once in the Bible: “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1). In this same chapter, the writer of Hebrews also wrote that without faith it’s impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). That must mean both now and forever.
Faith must exist in heaven. Why? Because even in eternity we will need to completely depend on our Creator. To trust His oversight. To believe His ways are the best ways. To trust and obey Him in all we do.
Heaven will be filled with all followers of Christ. We will have to depend on one another while living together in perfect peace and harmony. There will be no division. No conflict. No pain. Imagine the joy of living a strife-free life. Only in heaven! All because everyone there will have perfect faith in the One who gives life and gives it abundantly (John 10:10).
Here are several questions to ponder today: If perfect faith is essential in heaven and for our eternal existence, shouldn’t we start developing it now?
Jesus asked this poignant question: “When the Son of Man returns, will he find faith on earth?” (Luke 18:8).
When Jesus returns, will He find faith in you? Total, unabashed dependence and obedience to Him?