He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created. – James 1:18 (NIV)

You are a forerunner, whether you realize it or not! God has used the gospel to create a change that is so radical it is best expressed in the language of a new birth. But that is not where this ends. James tells us that this new life is a first fruit, or a foretaste, of a time when all of creation will experience a radical transformation. There is coming a new heaven and earth, and you and I are the preview of things yet to come.

Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

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