We turn our gaze on the glory that awaits every true believer when his or her body is raised up and glorified on the Last Day and when the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and gloriously renewed. Everything we are called upon to suffer on earth pales before that glory and that joy. Now we have a foretaste of it through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us but then we shall have the full realization of it.
These truths are a great encouragement to us when we go through trials and tribulations, but only if we are believers. The unbeliever can only look forward to the certain expectation of judgment and the punishment to follow. For this reason, all who are not believers are called upon to come to Christ for salvation, while it is still the day of God’s grace, and while all who will may come, be saved, and obtain a part in this wonderful hope of the children of God.