Being assured of Christ’s return and our eternity in heaven is life-changing. But has it changed the way we think? Dr. David Jeremiah examines the relationship between our thoughts about heaven and how we should live here on earth.
But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all Your works. Psalm 73:28
We are appreciative when we find a service or repair person who instills confidence. It’s not the fancy truck or high-tech gear that they have; it’s that they are there when we need them. They may not advertise on the radio or TV, and they may not have a web page or social media presence, but they stay busy because one satisfied customer tells a friend, who tells a friend, and so on.
Similarly, the longer we walk with God, the more our confidence in Him grows. We stop being attracted by the bangles and baubles of this world and find ourselves turning to Him in quietness and strength. He is there when we need Him and never fails to meet our needs. This reality began to dawn on the disciples when some of those following Him were offended by His teaching. He asked the disciples, “Do you also want to go away?” And Peter replied, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:66-68).
The more we embrace God’s perspective and spend time with Him, the more our confidence in Him grows.
The ultimate ground of faith and knowledge is confidence in God. Charles Hodge