Temporal Vs. The Eternal

Pastor spoke this morning and used this verse in reference and it got me to thinking…

Hebrews 12:27-29 “Now this, ‘Yet once more,’ indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire.”

The things that can be shaken will not last. The temporal things that the world loves, they will not last. Education will not last. Clothes will not last. Beauty will not last. The pleasures that this life affords will not last.

What are we building our lives on? Are we merely living for the moment? What takes our time? What gives us pleasure? I like to ask questions.

The things that cannot be shaken, the things that are eternal, those are what we are to build on. Our God is a consuming fire. The closer that you get to Him, the more things that are temporal are burned away.

The Word will not be shaken. To know Him, you must know the Word. To build on the unshakeable things, we must stay close to the Lord. Like that old song:

“Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.”

It’s true. The fire of God consumes everything in our life that is not of His kingdom. We either draw nearer and let Him burn away those things, or we pull away and hide those areas from His fire.

Draw nearer. Let Him burn those things off until He burns through you. Build on the Rock that is Christ Jesus.


One thought on “Temporal Vs. The Eternal

  1. Having the worldly part of you burned away is not a fun process, but it is worth it in the end!

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