One of the things that can ruin your morning is pouring expired creamer into your coffee. You wake up looking forward to that fresh brew of magical beans doing its work to wake you up, only to be dashed by sour milk. When you contrast that with the fact that there is no expiration date for disciples of Jesus Christ, you move from perishing to imperishable through our living God.
“for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.”
We all gonna die
When we are born as babies, the clock starts clicking when our bodies will perish. That is a fact of life that no one has been able to escape since the beginning of time. When we are “born again’ by receiving the gift of salvation, there is no expiration date on our spirit. When we physically die, or Jesus returns, we will be given new bodies that cannot perish. That is possible through the Word that became flesh, Jesus Christ.
We spend so much time trying to make our lives last. There is an obsession with living as long as we possibly can. Yet, we spend minimal time feeding and nurturing the life that is going to live forever. Bodily exercise profits little but training for godliness has benefits here on earth and eternity (1 Tim 4:8). Don’t spend on the oils, vitamins, and regimens that promise to make you look younger. Invest in those things that are going to strengthen your soul.
No Expiration Date
Training for godliness means that we are pouring the Living Word into our hearts on a daily basis. If you have found this devotional and have read this far, you have the heart to do that. Nurture that and make it a consistent habit. When you do, you will find that it will transform your life.