Ultimately, heaven is God’s home, not ours. He is not obligated to invite anyone into His home. —Kathryn Haddad
Good thought here. His invitation is open to those who accept Christ by faith and obedience. Immediately, John 14.23 happens. Afterwards, eternal life in heaven.
Do not fear to speak truth to those outside of Christ, and to those who need encouragement and correction in the Body. O Soul, you need to hear words of comfort, love, and exhortation. Those around you need them, too. Let your love for souls be known. Make compassion the spring of your speech and actions. Keep saving grace your focus, and eternal salvation your goal, for you and for all. Want heaven for yourself and others. Speak of it at all times. Nothing else matters, really. If you lose this, all is lost. So many depend on you to hear the gospel as well. If you don’t speak, they will have no hope. Yes, the responsibility is great, and the rewards are even greater.
Have as your main goal getting to heaven, O Soul. Time is short. You will live for only a few years. The earth holds no permanent treasure. Here, there is much pain and suffering. You don’t want more of this in eternity, do you? Imagine a place where God and his blessing are completely absent. It can only offer extreme anguish. Heaven, on the other hand, contains no mixture of evil, injustice, pain, or anything disagreeable. Whatever you must surrender here and now is little price to pay. Don’t you think?
We'll say, to a man, in heaven, when we arrive:
“So this is what it means to be alive!
On earth little was truly what it seemed,
But here, like this—such bliss—I never dreamed!”
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