The older you get the faster life seems to go. Even if you live to be a hundred, that’s a blink in comparison to eternity. Years ago I listened to a preacher tell a story about a conversation he had with a high school student. He started by asking the young man what he was going to do after high school. He answered, “I’m going to college.”
“What are you going to do after college?” “Well”, he answered, “I guess I’ll find a job and go to work.”
“Then what will you do?” he asked. “I’ll probably get married and have a family.”
“Then what?” “I’ll probably have kids, take vacations and do family things.”
“Once you have raised your family, then what will you do?” “I guess I’ll retire. I’ll play golf, fish, hopefully have grandkids, and travel”.
“Then what?” the pastor asked.
Thinking for a couple seconds, he said “I guess I’ll die”.
Often we have long range goals. Usually we don’t have eternal goals starting out early in life. Long range goals may last 50, 60, or70 years. Eternal goals last forever. Jesus said “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for your selves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:19-20).
Getting into heaven is simply by trusting in Jesus as Savior. He died and rose again so that we could have life (spiritual). But how we live matters for now and for eternity. Where are you storing up your treasures? Life is short. Death is sure. Sin’s the cause. Christ’s the cure!
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