Daily Devotional
Created by God for Glory

“The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”

1 Corinthians 15:56-58

Ponder This

What’s the difference between a diamond and a lump of coal? Both are made of carbon. The coal is carbon in humiliation; the diamond is carbon in glory. They are the same substance, only improved and changed. Likewise, one day we’re going to go from corruption to incorruption. We’re going to go from dishonor to glory.

None of us has ever even seen a man as man was intended to be. You don’t realize what God made when He made you. Centuries of sin have marred and scarred and debilitated mankind.

Suppose you had never seen a railroad train. There’s a train wreck nearby, and I take you out to see it and say, “There’s a train.” Have you seen a train? It’s debatable. I guess you could say you’ve seen a train, but what you’ve really seen is a train wreck. One of these days, all the limitations of this world will fall away, and there will be no more weakness, no more sighing, no more crying, no more dying, and no more trying. We will have that perfection God wants us to have.

  • How should victory in Jesus change your perspective on life today?
  • How does it encourage you to remember the hope of glory?

Practice This

Pray and ask God to help you live for your hope in eternity rather than for the temporary pleasures of today.


Real Truth Never Changes

Real truth never changes, and the truth about government is that it is God who ordains it, leaders who are responsible for it, and citizens who are accountable to it. The privilege of being called Americans comes with significant responsibilities—to God, to each other, and to the world.