God has promised to bring full restoration in the new heavens and earth. This is an unconditional promise—it is certain to happen no matter what individual men and women do. Yet this does not mean that all men and women will enjoy this restoration. Our participation in these blessings is conditioned upon faith and repentance. Only those who trust in Christ alone will inherit the earth. Do you place your hope in life and in death in the person and work of Christ alone?
Only Christ can keep God’s covenant perfectly, which is why His righteousness is the only thing that avails for our justification, for being declared righteous in God’s sight. Having justified us, the Lord expects obedience out of gratitude for His grace, and as our lives reflect a pattern of holiness and obedience, more and more people see our witness and are attracted to the Christian faith. Are you being a good witness to your unbelieving neighbors by what you say and do?