Paradise? Did you ever want something so badly that nothing else really mattered? We all have the tendency to become obsessive about things when we focus too narrowly on what we, for the moment, think is the absolute, best thing for us. It reminds me of the first man, Adam, who had everything but wanted something, and ended up buying what he didn’t want.
Think about it. Think about it; although Adam knew God personally and walked with Him daily in the Garden, he had no prospect of dying to eternal life in heaven with God. You and I do. We might think that an earthly paradise is what we really want, but is it?
God’s Word tells us: “… just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people” (Romans 5:18).
Adam, because before sin had not inherited a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, was never a joint-heir in Christ as ewe are. We are redeemed. Adam, before sin, could never have known that comfort. I guess if given the choice, all we want here on earth or something great but unknown in heaven, there’s only one way to go. Heaven trumps every time.
“I pray today in Jesus name that you and I always look above, to heaven, to find the real paradise here on earth. All that glitters eternally has nothing to do with gold and everything to do with the pearly gates of heaven. Amen!”
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34) www.thispassingday.com