Forever and Ever – Psalm 21:4

“He asked life of you; you gave it to him,
length of days forever and ever.”

Psalm 21:4

Is this not what occurs in the very moment someone turns to Christ for salvation?

We ask life of Him. And He gives it to us.

It is the humble acknowledgment that only in Jesus Christ is life found. Only through Him is death conquered, sin forgiven, and our souls awakened to life eternal.

We recognize that we cannot attain it ourselves. And that God, in His righteousness and grace, made a way for us. He didn’t write us off or leave us on our own. No, He sent His own Son to save us. And the Son readily came to die in our place. And when we accept this unspeakably beautiful gift of salvation and life, His Spirit makes us alive together with Christ and dwells with us each moment. Cleansing us. Strengthening us. Transforming us into the image of the Son, that we may be presented blameless before the presence of His glory with great joy.

We ask life of God and He breathes it into our soul. He gives us His Word, which is not empty but is filled with His Holy Spirit that guides us in this abundant life and reveals the depth and the beautiful application of His truth.

We can rejoice knowing that our names are written in heaven (Luke 10:20). Our sins have been nailed to the cross of our Savior (Colossians 2:13-14). His Spirit has made us alive (Ephesians 2:4-5). His power now works within us, the same immeasurably great power by which Jesus rose from the dead in clear victory (Ephesians 1:19-20).

We ask life of Him, and He gives it to us. Length of days forever and ever.

“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die,
yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die’”

John 11:25-26a

“No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in [the holy city Jerusalem], and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.”
Revelation 22:3-5

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