What Really Matters

Though you have to live and walk on this earth, among the people and the governing authorities God has established. Remember that you are just a traveler in a foreign land. You are only passing through. Trying to declare the truth of the Gospel to all who will listen, to the lost in this dying world. 

You strain to declare the truth of their sins, the punishment to come if they do not repent, and believe in Jesus. But this is not your home, neither anything in it is truly yours, nor will it last. But it is given to you that you may use it for the building up of the Kingdom of Heaven. You have already been seated in the heavenly places with Christ Jesus. The things of this world are not what matters, but it is the Heavenly riches you are storing up. It is the saving of souls that really matters.

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Colossians 3:1-4

This is why Jesus told the young rich man to sell everything he owned, give to the poor, and then follow Him. It is of much greater value to give away all your worldly wealth for the sake of Christ to gain eternal and heavenly riches. It is more valuable to follow and obey the Lord Jesus Christ in everything than to gain much wealth and lose it all in the end. This is also because the things of this world are a distraction from what has true value.

But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 2 Timothy 6:6-8

You must walk this road that the Lord has laid out for you alone, in a spiritual sense, no one can walk it for you. You will be held responsible for each and every decision, thought, and action you make. But remember that you are never alone for the Lord God Almighty is with you always. His Spirit leads, guides, and directs your every step and never leaves you alone. Along with many angels the Lord has assigned to you, He is with you.

Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. You know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.” John 14:15-17

Consider this, each time you do something for the Lord, you are building up treasure in heaven, and you may be saving a lost soul. You can’t even imagine how wonderful and amazing Heaven will be. Everything there is good and nothing is evil. Everything that is joyous and pleasant is there and nothing that is sad or sorrowful will ever be allowed.

God is preparing a place for you proportional to the work you do for Him here. No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived of what the Lord God is preparing for you for all eternity. Put everything into this perspective. 

“Kingdoms come and Kingdoms go, but through the Word of God I know, when all in life is done and past, only what’s done for Christ will last.” Carman Licciardello

But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him” these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 1 Corinthians 2:9-10

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