“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 4:14).
Do you not know that you have been united with Christ? You were united in His death in order to be united with Him in His resurrection. You have also heard Jesus say that only the One who descends can ascend. If we are united with Him then certainly we shall be resurrected with Him. Come then and live in the true hope and blessed assurance which are yours in Christ. Live knowing that He abides in you.
Lord, help me to abide in You as You abide in me. Guide me in the way of everlasting life so that I would grow in wisdom and mature in assurance. Lead me according to Thy Spirit in order that in all things I would learn to be gracious with others as You are gracious with me. Help me learn how to put all these things together to become whom You are making me to be.
Lord Jesus, You have come to unite us with Yourself in order to infuse in us the godly life. Help me today to apply these things willingly in my life and grow in Your goodness. Lead me according to the Father’s will to live into the calling You have given me as I apply these precepts of which Paul spoke. Through all things and by Your grace, help me to grow and mature so that I may live in the eternal hope which is mine in You. Amen.