Things Planned Long Ago

 In Daily Devotional

Isaiah 25:1, 9

“LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago… 9 In that day they will say, ‘Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the LORD, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.’”

Matthew 25:34

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.”

Could we just stop a few minutes to think about eternity in Heaven with our Lord and Savior?

As born-again children of our Father God, we have so very much to look forward to in eternity. God planned “things long ago” (Isaiah 25:1) concerning “the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.” (Matthew 25:34).

Just think about that. God always knew we would need a Savior from the day the Father, Son and Spirit said, “Let us make man in our image.” (Genesis 1:26). Throughout the entire Bible, we can trace the scarlet thread of redemption all the way from the sacrifice required to cover Adam and Eve in the Garden (Genesis 3:21), to the Lamb in Revelation “who was slain from the creation of the world.” (Revelation 13:8).

We who have trusted in Jesus can be assured with certainty we will inherit “the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.” (Hebrews 11:10). Oh, brothers and sisters in Christ, let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation!


Thank the Father, Son and Holy Spirit for planning your inheritance from the creation of the world.

Receive the Kingdom!

Dive Deeper: Study Isaiah 25; Matthew 25; Genesis 1:26, 3:21; Revelation 13:8; Hebrews 11:10.