Daily Encouragement: Year 1, Day 42

Adapted from Handbook to Leadership

Personal Development: Priorities

Revelation 1:8

Just as the Lord God calls Himself the Alpha and the Omega, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty,” so Jesus at the end of the Revelation says of Himself that He is the Alpha and Omega, the first and last, the beginning and end (22:13). Nothing and no one preceded the Lord, and nothing will follow Him. He is the supreme Author of matter and energy, of space and time. The infinite and personal I AM is the ultimate reality, and everything else is derived from Him.

If the utmost reality is a timeless, unchanging Person, then the summum bonum, the supreme good of humanity, is to know and be known by this Person. Scripture reveals that the Son of God has made it possible for us to enter into a genuine relationship with the Father (Matthew 11:27).

This is why it is possible for someone to attain the wildest fantasies of humanity and still lose everything in the end. What’s the point in receiving everything you’ve ever wanted, at the cost of losing your own soul (Matthew 16:26)?

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