Sunday, October 5, 2014
"Godliness is so excellent that the worst men would like to have it, after they die. Though at present godliness is despised and under a cloud, yet at death all would like to be godly. A philosopher asked a young man whether he would like to be rich Croesus or virtuous Socrates. He answered that he would like to live with Croesus and die with Socrates. So men would like to live with the wicked in pleasure but die with the godly: "Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!" (Numb. 23:10). If, then, godliness is so desirable at death, why should we not pursue it now?" - Thomas Watson
It is true, we want our cake and eat it too. So many people think they are 'entitled' to heaven for various false reasons. After death, it is too late to be redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. Isaiah 55;6 'Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.'
Life is a journey, a path of transforming your heart, mind and soul hopefully into who God intended you to be. Is godliness a priority in your life? When will 'less of me and more of Jesus' be a life goal of ours?
If your life ambitions are not selfless and God-centered, they are worthless. Our lives are to be the fulfillment of His plans and purposes through us. Our eternal rewards await us because of our belief in Jesus as our Savior and not in any other way or means.