Only having as our life-goal what survives death to live in God’s new world constitutes a successful life. Having the confidence that we’re now living for Heaven while being productive as citizens of this life eliminates partial discipleship. For we don’t expect to be partly committed to Jesus when he wholeheartedly served God. We don’t expect to surrender only this or that to him when he surrendered everything in his life to God’s will.
We want to be complete Christians because we don’t want to be partly forgiven! Therefore, whatever Jesus teaches, we learn. Wherever he leads, we follow. If we have a possession that limits our Christ-life, we lose it. If we practice a habit that threatens our discipleship, we break it! The Lord’s slightest WISH is our command. His strongest command is our most fervent wish. It’s Jesus today, tomorrow and forever. It’s Jesus alone, only and always.
What I’m trying to say, and hope you’re understanding…if we want our life to be successful, devote it to what AT THE END of this life lives on in the NEW! Don’t spend our life on what at the end is irrelevant to the new.
Embrace the Apostle Paul’s view of the difference. II Timothy 4:6-8 details it. Paul’s life on earth had come to an end. The short view. But his LIFE-Goal had only begun. The long view. The time of Paul’s departure from this life had come. Which meant nothing but the time of his arrival in the next life awaited. The best part of our Christ life is always COMING now and forever. – Fini –
Books at: www.createspace.com. (Go to search, dropdown to store, Virg Hurley.)
Apologetics book: Their Own Best Defense, Volume 2, Part 1
Books also at www.amazon.com (Virgil Hurley & Virg Hurley)
The Parables of Jesus at www.createspace.com/7164741
Gift of the GIVER:Gifts for the GIVER, Vol. 2 at www.createspace.com/7551153
Their Own Best Defense, Vol. 2, Part 2 at www.createspace.com/7446349