The Lord God wants to wring out of his people the last vestiges of worldliness and selfishness, the remains of carnality and foolishness. He wants to produce in them all good holiness and pure goodness. He will break and mold and re-form according to his will. The more pliable soul will conform more easily. But the work of godliness will tax even the most submissive among the people of God. For the Lord, no effort on his part is too great to prepare his people for eternity. He will do what he must, and we will endure his loving touch.
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Some people are doing a bungy-jump in life without the cord and saying that the journey is more interesting than the destiny. What ignorance! The destiny determines the quality of the journey.
Only by taking the long view of things—the eternal view, the divine perspective—is there hope for mankind.
Jesus refuses to judge in some cases—when it feeds our greed. “But Jesus said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator between you two?” Lk 12.14. God saves eternally, rather than solving our petty problems.
Are you prepared to die? Are you facing this fact? “Death is the destiny of every person, and the living should take this to heart” Eccl 7.2.
“If this earth is to perish and we are to focus on living eternally with God in heaven, then we must not lose sight that the eternal is of greater significance than the temporary (2 Corinthians 4:16-18).” —Phil Sanders, The Right Kind of Christianity