February 16th, 2017
Romans 6:20-22 (KJB) For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. 21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. 22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
Looking in the rear view mirror gives man a glimpse of his life before serving God. Man’s past contains works of darkness and chains of taxing sin which covered and controlled his life. Living in the moment and serving the desires of his flesh leaves man exhausted and burdened by the baggage of living in sin.
Windows in the “here and now” allow the regenerated man to view the darkness of his past, see his present circumstances, and view God’s promises for his future. The man or woman of God can see his circumstances from the vantage point of God’s eternal vision rather than be limited by an outlook viewed through the darkness and desperation rampant in this world.
Peering into the windshield always offers a bright glimpse into the future for the man and woman of God who is sure of a future spent in fellowship with God forevermore.
A bright eternal future can only be received by those who have “put on” the mind of Christ. A dark and desperate future is promised for anyone who chooses to live outside the holy and eternal viewpoint of God.