Then the king will say to those on his right, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father, take your inheritance the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.”
Matthew 25:34 (NIV)
These are words spoken by Jesus. He speaks of a reward for those who have been blessed by God.
Jesus tells them that they are worthy of God’s kingdom and this kingdom has been prepared for them since the beginning of the world.
We know very little about the kingdom of God, (heaven) except what we read in the book of Revelation. It sounds beautiful.
I can hardly fathom God’s kingdom being prepared for me, a sinner, that long ago. God did this out of His grace and mercy to each of us.
I always marvel at the writings of Paul. He tells the Romans: (Romans 8:35-37)
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long: we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Nothing can separate us from God’s love. He readily forgives us when we ask to be forgiven for our transgressions against Him and against another.
“He paid a debt He did not owe.” I had a debt I could not pay. We should always try to remember that.