The Earthly And The Heavenly

5 May

The Earthly And The Heavenly…

Eretz, the Hebrew word for earth, is singular. But shamayim, the Hebrew word for heaven, is plural.

In Hebrew, when a word that should be singular is rendered plural, it often indicates an intensity; like an exclamation point. It’s something to get excited about.

The word for earth has no exclamation point. Thus when you’re dealing with earthly things, don’t get too excited over them. Don’t treat the things of the world as the end of everything. Don’t store up your treasures here. Don’t get too attached and make idols. Don’t let your mind get all bent out of shape; panic, go crazy, or get depressed over it. It’s just things.

But the things of heaven are different, they have an exclamation point. You should get excited about heaven and the things of the Spirit. Get excited about the things of God: His love, joy, wonders, purity, peace, and His mysteries.

Then you’ll have true peace and joy, and everything will be alright. Because that’s the way it’s meant to be. The earth, eretz, is only singular. But heaven, shamayim, is always more. And that’s something to get excited about.

The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. 1 John 2:17

Today, get excited about the heavenly things of God and keep calm about the things of earth.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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