A Taste of Heaven
For behold, on the stone that I have set before Joshua, on a single stone with seven eyes, I will engrave its inscription, declares the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of this land in a single day. In that day, declares the Lord of hosts, every one of you will invite his neighbor to come under his vine and under his fig tree. Zechariah 3:9-10
The prophet Zechariah, like many of the prophets in the Bible, paints a wonderful, vivid picture of the age to come when all sin is forgiven, all suffering is gone, and there is prosperity, unity, and love among all people. We are not there yet, clearly.
Can we get a taste of heaven today?
Jesus proclaimed that the Kingdom of God was near (Mark 1:14,15). By His death and resurrection, cleansing has been purchased for all who believe in Him. We get a taste of heaven when we walk in the light and have fellowship with one another (I John 1:7).
Enjoy that taste today, living the truth, trusting the gospel of Jesus Christ, and showing love to others.
For more reflections on today’s reading, see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days.
Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Permanent Text Edition® (2016). Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.