Archive for the ‘Eternity’ Category

Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are…when Christ is openly revealed, we’ll see him—and in seeing him, become like him. All of us who look forward to his Coming stay ready, with the glistening purity of Jesus’ life as a model for our own. — 1st John 3:1-3 (The Message Bible)

I learned something about recognizing value when I gave away company stock. I had received it as a youth because I was family and had no idea how much it was worth until I gave it away for free.

Afterwards, the realization of what I lost hit me but it was too late. Something similar can happen in a church or to those in a Christian home who grow up with eternal opportunity freely given by Jesus’ sacrifice.

There is a future for those who remain faithful to Christ. We need to keep that future in focus to stay pure and faithful.

— fritz

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Some think the best we can hope for is to live the best we can then find out later if it was good enough.

The Bible says God intends something better than that.

My purpose in writing is simply this: that you who believe in God’s Son will know beyond the shadow of a doubt that you have eternal life” – 1st John 5:13-15 (Message Bible)

If God wants us to know we have eternal life, why be satisfied with guessing?

— fritz

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“The Lord is my shepherd … and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” – Psalm 23:1a, 6b

I want to link this to a dreary little Psalm, 88. That psalm has nothing positive to say and ends on the sad note of rejection and darkness.

Why link these psalms? Because there are times where there, simply, is nothing positive to say and pretending there is doesn’t help.

So, again, why link these psalms? Because, regardless of what we have or don’t have in this life, how we feel or are treated, those in Christ’s flock have a good home and a great future. “Forever” is a really long time.

Romans 8:18
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

– fritz

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“… and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” – Psalm 23:6b

At the end of his life of fast living and hard drinking Micky Mantle quoted a line from a Jazz musician Eubie Blake, “If I’d known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.”

Though beginning at different points in time, we are all going to live somewhere for eternity,1 either with God or elsewhere, that’s going to be a very long time.

We really ought take better care of ourselves.

– Fritz

1 Daniel 12:2-3

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