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There’s so much to love about Australia: our climate is beautiful, our natural and economic wealth is great, and the spirit of mateship brings a common bond to everyone who lives in this sunburnt country.
But for those of us who love and serve Jesus as Lord and Saviour, life in Australia can be a distraction.
After all, when life in Australia is so good, then why on earth would we need heaven?
But even in Australia, life is not all it’s made out to be.
We don’t need to look very far to see damaged relationships, natural disasters, and the constant threat of death.
These things help us long for the life that is to come.
But far more than this, we long to be living in a place where we are saturated with Jesus in every way!
We can’t wait until everyone is saying together, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honour and glory and power, for ever and ever!” (Revelation 5:13)
This Australia Day we can unite in thanking God for our country.
But it’s also a great time to remember that Australia is nothing compared to eternal life with Jesus in Heaven!
When we consider that God speaks through the words of the Bible, it’s surprising that we so easily fail to listen to him every day.
After all, the Bible helps us know God and ourselves better, and through it, God helps us see the world through his eyes. As we know:
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
Some people try to read through the whole Bible over one year or two, and others choose a smaller chunk each day.
Some people choose to use an online resource or a smartphone app, whilst others use reading notes to help set the pace.
Whatever you choose, make sure you take a moment each day to hear the living word of God through the Bible.
After all, it’s the most important thing you’ll read all day!