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The Highway of/to Life

20 May

Hello again!

Here’s what God gave me today in his word:

And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it. It shall belong to those who walk on the way; even if they are fools, they shall not go astray. No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it; they shall not be found there, but the redeemed shall walk there. And the ransomed of the LORD shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. (Isaiah 35:8-10)

And in Your eyes I can see
I am not just a man, vastly lost in this world
Lost in a Sea of Faces
Your body’s the bread, Your blood is the wine
Because you traded Your life for mine

Kutless – Sea of Faces

“The Highway of Life”… There’s any interesting thought. “The Highway where you can have life, and even a fool can travel” I’d almost say was a[n] even more novel thought… What exactly does that mean anyway? I mean, I thought that the fool “wouldn’t be called honorable anymore”. And for some strange reason, I’ve always considered going to heaven something of a[n] honor. -i.e. Jesus died and rose again for us so that we could have eternal life! – So why does the fool get it? I mean, I don’t mean to sound arrogant but it seems a little… Wrong; that a fool should get to go to heaven… So what’s happening here? And for that matter, how do we even know this is referring to a highway to Heaven? Well, I’ll see what I can do to answer these questions:

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“So what’s happening here?” Well, you see we are all fools in one way or another. That may make you suddenly have an urge to click the back button but please stick with me and let me explain.

First off with the following verse, I would like to explain that Paul is in fact talking to the Corinthians here… He is also saying that though we are fools in the worlds eyes, we are wise in Christ:

10 We are fools for Christ, but you are so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are honored, we are dishonored! (1 Corinthians 4:10)

23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, (1 Corinthians 1:23)

So even  the fool – in the eyes of the world, that is – can enter into Heaven. And remember that the only reason we can do that, is because Christ died and rose again for our sins!

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“And for that matter, how do we even know for sure this is referring to a highway to Heaven?! “

We know it’s referring to heaven because of this:

everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

That can only happen in Heaven… Just look at Revelation:

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)

In short; we are saved because Jesus took our sin upon himself (he became sin for us, as said in 2 Corinthians 5:21)… Also, we know for sure that this is referring to Heaven because there is no sorrow where it is talking about. – We also know this because the verse says “come to Zion with singing”. And finally we also know that in the worlds eyes we are all fools… But we are all also ransomed to God!

You are loved!

Joshua Cleveland

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