Monday, March 18, 2019

What About Eternity?

For thus says the High and Lofty One
Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:
“I dwell in the high and holy place,
With him who has a contrite and humble spirit,
To revive the spirit of the humble,
And to revive the heart of the contrite ones. Isaiah 57:15

It seems about that time in life when many who lived the rock n' roll lifestyle of the 70's and 80's are giving up the goods in memoirs and autobiographies. Although I can see the worldly success written down in their prose, there is a question I want to ask them: What about eternity?

We are told not to envy the one who prospers in his way, and one way of doing that is to keep my mind on my Lord and Savior. With that in mind, that remains the question I want to ask those who have enjoyed a double (or triple or quadruple...) helping of earthly rewards. As God inhabits eternity and our Lord Jesus died to get us there, how will the earthly rewards prepare anyone for our far longer time spent in eternity? Are those worldly ones even considering the length or breadth of eternity as they enjoy their life here in this brief now?

Tough questions to be sure, and I would not make myself popular among the upper crust of this world by asking them. However, we have a duty to our neighbors to ask questions along those same lines of them too. Today is tough for you with all of the aches and pains we suffer in this life, but what about eternity? Tomorrow brings a new set of bills which you may not be able to pay, but what about what comes after? Is there a bill there that you could never pay when the judgment comes? Our answer is the Savior, what is yours?

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for being the answer to a tough question,


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