How often do you think about heaven? For most of us, most of the time, it’s a nice, comfortable background thought—an expectation that things won’t always be so stressful and that we have something better to look forward to. Sometimes, it can rush into the foreground and become very important—if death draws near, we start to think about how fragile life is and we think about what’s next. Heaven is definitely something we don’t want to lose. Yet, that’s exactly what Satan plans to do: to separate us from salvation.
When God wrote to the Hebrews, he taught us about heaven. He told us about the connection between heaven and faith. Heaven can only be reached by faith. He pointed out that there was a whole nation of people who heard God’s word, but it didn’t benefit them because they didn’t have faith.
Don’t lose your faith. Keep it strong with the Word and by exercising it.
God also warned us about diminishing faith to merely something here on earth. As amazing as God’s blessings are, they are not heaven—not even close. Heaven is more than getting cool stuff and the absence of bad stuff. Heaven in living in the presence of God, bathed in his love and experiencing perfection. It’s about perfect rest, perfect peace—a perfect life for all eternity.
Don’t settle for anything less.
Hebrews 4:9-11 (EHV)
9So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. 10For the one who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God rested from his work. 11Therefore, let us make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall into the same pattern of disobedience.
God bless you,
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1501 Thomas St.
Marinette, WI 54143