But when compared with what is to come; it was nothing, really.
When my father died. I could have sworn that at his funeral he was there trying to tell me that I have not seen anything compared to what he was witnessing. Six months before he died, my father told me that he had finally made amends with His Lord and Savior the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ.
- When the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood. So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:10-13)
Recently, I had dinner with a married couple at a restaurant that operated an all-you-can-eat buffet. The following day, in my presence, the female member of the couple stated, to some eight people, that she had a marvelous time the night before at the restaurant. This woman was very quiet and basically was the waitress for her husband. Some people are so easily pleased—but then I suppose, in this woman’s case, it would be a relief to get away from being with a demanding twice-divorced daughter who is still at home.
- But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9)
What people enjoy now, even at its most satisfying, pales into significance when compared to what will be available for those who love God and who are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).
Enjoying The Joy And Assurance Of Salvation Now Is But A Taste Of The Future