We can look forward to an eternity of being like God. A popular belief of modern Christianity is that those who have lived a good life will go to heaven when they die, play harps and just look at the face of Jesus for all eternity. But such a sedentary life is not what the Bible teaches. Living in eternity is not going to be a life of doing nothing, nor will eternity get boring. Living in the Kingdom of God will be full of joy and pleasures. Living in the Kingdom of God will be full of joy and pleasures Psalm For many of us, work can be difficult and tiring, and is often not pleasurable.
The Bible explains that work became burdensome because of sin Genesis Though work can be difficult, working is good, and God created man both to work and to do good works Genesis ; Ephesians God enjoys the fruit of His labor Isaiah , and we, too, will enjoy the fruit of our labor as spirit beings. Living into eternity will involve lots of truly meaningful work.
So, whatever work we will be involved in will not be burdensome like it often is today, but will be enjoyable and rewarding. Recreation will also be a part of our life as we live into eternity. Even God enjoys recreation. For example, we enjoy going to music concerts, and God, too, enjoys music. The angels often sing to Him, and He enjoys hearing us sing to Him as well. And God even brought the animals to Adam so he could name them verse For now God has given mankind stewardship only on this earth Psalm This earth is merely a training ground for something so much bigger that God has in store for us.
For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honor. We have to first begin to be faithful stewards in small things before we can be entrusted to rule more. God gave man rulership over this earth as a first area of dominion. These true riches are things we cannot presently comprehend.
Yes, the future promises to be amazingly magnificent indeed! Kathryn Slattery. God's Very Good Idea. Trillia Newbell. Jesus Calling: Devotions For Kids.
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