1 Peter 1:17
And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you pray has no favorites. He will judge or reward you according to what you do. So you must live in reverent fear of him during your time as “foreigners in the land.”
The fact that this world is not our ultimate home explains why we experience difficulty, disappointment and rejection. It also explains why some promises seem unfulfilled, some prayers unanswered, and some circumstances unfair. This life is not the end of the story! In order to keep us from becoming too attached to this world, God allows us to feel a certain amount of discontent-longings that will never be fulfilled this side of Heaven.
We’re not completely happy here because we’re not supposed to be! Indeed, we won’t be in Heaven two seconds before we’ll look around and say, ‘Why did I place such importance on earthly things?’
The truth is, for those who put there trust in Jesus; at death you don’t leave home, you go home! Imagine being an ambassador in a hostile nation. You would have to learn its language and adapt to its customs. You couldn’t isolate yourself. To fulfill your mission you’d have to understand what’s going on and know how to relate to those around you. But what if you fell in love with that country, preferring it to your own? Your loyalty and commitment would be compromised. Instead of representing your country, you’d start acting like a traitor.
The Bible says, ‘…We are Christ’s ambassadors…’
2 Corinthians 5:20
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
So don’t get too attached to what’s around you, because it’s temporary. ‘
Those who use the things of the world should not become attached to them. For this world as we know it will soon pass away.’
1 Corinthians 7:31
Those who use the things of the world should not become attached to them. For this world as we know it will soon pass away.
So use it, maximize it to fulfill God’s purposes, but don’t fall in love with it!
1 John 2:17 it says….The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever. Amen Amen Amen!!!!!