Is Jesus enough? This is a penetrating question which begs for a response. The world would dismiss this as religious fervor run amok. But the whole Bible still asks this vital question. Jesus desires us to have Him as our first love.
Is heaven enough? Sometimes I don’t think about eternity for months at a time. Older saints remind me that they are getting prepared for eternity. A strong belief in heaven should uproot “besetting sins.” Heaven is my ultimate destination.
Will I be willing to forego the things of this world now? It seems I live for this present moment with no urge to “store up riches in heaven.” There isn’t room for my things in God’s kingdom. You ‘ll never see a hearse pulling a U-Haul trailer. (At least I haven’t.)
These three questions may seem harsh and fanatical, but they are questions that beg a response. Positively put they are as follows:
- Jesus deserves my love and the totality of my being.
- Heaven and all its glory awaits me (and my family and friends).
- I want to renounce the things of this world and replace them with the things of the next.
Perhaps these are the starting point. Maybe they are kind of necessary for today’s discipleship. I simply submit them for your consideration. I certainly share this out of love for you to think about.
“The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.”
2 Timothy 4:18
“My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.”