Eternity is Your Future
If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.1 Corinthians 15:19
Our choices in this life will affect our eternal future. If we live by God’s truth from his Word, we have made the choice for eternal life. But if we make the choice for our truth, we are aiming for eternal death. When we make our worldly choices, are we making them for this life only, or we making our choices for our eternal destination?
Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment. (Hebrews 9:27) God is our judge, and his judgment is based on his truth, not on our truth. It is dangerous to live by our truth to satisfy our worldly situation instead of wishing for God’s Truth for our eternal life.
The most fulfilling live is when we live by God’s truth. He sets us free and gives us his power to overcome the world. It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1) Everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. (1 John 5:4) If we live by our truth so we can fit comfortably in this world, then are putting our hope in Christ for this life only.
God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth. (John 4:24) God is our judge and we are blessed only when we live by his divine loving Truth. God loves us more than we can imagine and desires for us to live life to the full, and we can only do that by living by his Truth. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:10)
One of Satan’s lies is that we can have a better life living by our own truth than by living by God’s truth. He fills our hearts with the lie that God will take away our freedom and our will. This occurs because our minds have been wired to believe Satan’s lies, but God renews our mind so we can live in the image of God as we are created. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2) The indwelling Holy Spirit that lives in the believer renews our mind, so we become the person God created us to be. Then the old way of thinking, programmed with Satan’s lies is gone.
When we walk with the Lord, the Spirit fills our soul with love, peace, and joy from Heaven. When our mind is filled with God’s love and hope, we are healthier because fear, anger, worry, and unforgiveness are toxic to our health.
Today, stop believing Satan‘s lies and live by God’s divine Truth because God loves you more than you can ever imagine. He wants to bless you, guide you through life, and give you life to the full. And he greatly desires to bring you home to live with him in Heaven. So, believe and live by the Truth because eternity is your future and eternity is your choice.
Prayer: Lord, touch my heart to live fully by the Truth and never to live by any of Satan’s lies. Guide me to be in control through the Spirit to reflect your Truth to the world. It’s only by serving you in love that I can be free from self, and stop living by the desires of my own truth. In Jesus’ name, Amen