#4623 – Just Passing Through

Good morning people who know that earth is only our temporary residence

Hebrews 11:13-16 NIV All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

Earth is not our home. Heaven is.

Now is not what it is all about. Eternity is.

While this is the truth, many believers lived consumed by the moment, fixated on our temporary natural homes and lives.

It is not bad to steward well what God has naturally given us (in fact, it is bad to not steward well what God has given us). But we must not be consumed by it, and it must never get our greatest attention. 

Paul put it so well in the following scripture that we need a revelation about:

Philippians 1:21-24 NIV For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.

It’s time to live with eternity in mind.