This Life Versus Eternity

As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the field he flourishes. For the hot wind passes over it, and it is gone, the place where it was is not known.

— Psalm 103:15-16

Once, when leaving a building, I opened a door thinking it was an exit, only to discover that I had stepped into a tiny broom closet! Of course, I stepped out instantly and closed the door. I probably was in there only one or two seconds at the most. Now, wouldn’t it be extraordinarily odd, if I were to spend the rest of my life talking about that little closet?

Since it is without doubt if we have placed our trust in Christ, that we will spend more than 99.99 percent of our lives in Heaven, why do we spend all of our time talking about this “little closet,” which will be but a fleeting moment in the prospect of eternity?

According to the Bible, this world is simply the foyer to eternity—a testing ground where the talents and the abilities that God has given to man are to be used and exercised. What is important in this life is what we do for God’s glory with the talents that God has given to us. But what we do about Jesus Christ in this life determines our eternal destiny.

When we view our earthly existence as a prelude to eternity, we see this world in an entirely different light, and this affects our view of this life as well.

Question to ponder:
How much of your time do you spend thinking about eternity?