Today’s Scripture: To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 1 Peter 1:4
Valentine’s Day is here and restaurants will be filled with people who reserved tables for this special day. Whether or not you made reservations for Valentine’s Day, the Bible is very clear that you have a spiritual reservation. If you are born again – you have trusted in Jesus Christ’s shed blood, death, burial, and resurrection apart from your works to pay for your sins – you have an inheritance reserved for you! When God reserves your inheritance, nothing can undo that reservation.
However, if you have not trusted Christ as your Savior yet, you also have a reservation according to 2 Peter.
The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: 2 Peter 2:9
Everyone is born in sin and, therefore, already condemned. (John 3:18) We have reserved a terrible judgment for ourselves, and we cannot do anything to remove our reservation. God saw our pitiful situation and showed us true love by sending His Son to die in our place. Jesus already had an inheritance, but He came down, took our terrible reservation, and reserved part of His inheritance for us!
This reservation is far better than a reservation for any restaurant. Claim your reservation of an incorruptible inheritance today and experience true sacrificial love this Valentine’s Day.
Devotional by Jim Scudder Jr.