Here’s a verse from the Bible chapter covered in today’s podcast episode. If the portion I’ve quoted is longer than a line, then I’ve broken up the format to help you meditate on it (i.e. ponder it, consider it, think more about it) in more easily-digestible pieces. This kind of thoughtful consideration of God’s word is in accordance with what the Scriptures teach us to do, which is to “meditate on it day and night” (Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:2; Psalm 119:97). Meditating on any portion of the word of God should help you get more meaning from it (2 Timothy 2:7). Now let’s hear this portion of God’s word to us today:
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth;
for the first heaven and the first earth passed away,
and there is no longer any sea.
– Revelation 21:1
This speaks of Sheol (Hades) being discarded as a holding tank for the dead. Because of this new creation, you and I will not be sent there when we die. Instead, everyone goes to heaven.