Are you developing an eternal hope?

If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.  (Col. 3:1,2 NKJV)

For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.  (Rom. 8:24,25 NKJV)

If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.  (1 Cor. 15:19 NKJV)

Most people who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ hope to go to heaven when they die, but most have little if any eternal hope.  Their hope is mostly temporal.

Where is your hope? If you are not sure, ask yourself a few questions:

Developing an eternal hope is a lifelong process.  However, if you wait until the end of your life to start, you will have wasted precious years and opportunities to store up treasure in heaven (Mt. 6:19-21), and you may see all your work burn as you pass into eternity (1 Cor. 3:12-15).  If you have never done anything with an eternal hope, then you should seriously ask yourself if you are a follower of Christ.  (2 Cor. 13:5)


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It was last updated on 10 May 2015 .