“Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city – to bring the rebellion to an end, to put a stop to sin, to wipe away iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy place.” Daniel 9:24 HCSB
How would you describe your perfect world? Would it be a place where there was no more pain or suffering? Would it be a place where everyone had enough food and clean water? Would it be a place where everyone was happy and got along with others? Would it be a place where people willingly loved others without any prejudice? The perfect world is what God created from the very beginning of time, but man contaminated it by rebelling against God and bringing sin into the world. Because of our sin against God we live in an imperfect world.
This verse promises that we will encounter suffering and pain, but eventually there will be a place where there is no more sin or iniquity. There will be everlasting righteousness. Would your perfect world be a place of everlasting righteousness? It is hard to imagine what everlasting righteousness might look like.
Challenge: Pray for everlasting righteousness. Do what you can to create a perfect world. Pray for those who may be suffering and do not seem to have any hope. Assure them that God is in control and someday the Messiah, Jesus Christ, will return to our world and He will bring everlasting righteousness. There will be a perfect world where there is no more suffering, pain, or death. Praise God for making it possible for you to be a part of His eternal, everlasting world.