Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Training for Eternity

 1 John 1:3-5

We saw it, we heard it, and now we're telling you so you can experience it along with us, this experience of communion with the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. Our motive for writing is simply this: We want you to enjoy this, too. Your joy will double our joy! This, in essence, is the message we heard from Christ and are passing on to you: God is light, pure light; there's not a trace of darkness in him. (The Message)

Matthew 5:19-20

"Trivialize even the smallest item in God's Law and you will only have trivialized yourself. But take it seriously, show the way for others, and you will find honor in the kingdom. Unless you do far better than the Pharisees in the matters of right living, you won't know the first thing about entering the kingdom. (The Message)

Many imagine-or are taught-when one ‘gets saved’ some sort of switch is thrown and we immediately begin ‘walking in the light’. While this may be true for some, I believe for many learning to walk in the light is a lifetime process, much like being married. We are training for eternity while bringing eternity to the here and now. 

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