409. Eternity Is A Long Time

“One of my neighbors,” Stan began, “is a financial planner.  Her primary focus is on helping people in having enough money and other resources to provide for themselves in their later years.”

“That sounds like a good thing,” I responded.

“It can be as long as the right perspective is kept in mind,” Stan replied.

“What ‘right perspective’?” I asked.

“Treasure in heaven versus treasure on earth,” Stan replied.  “And my neighbor really has it right,” Stan continued.  “She is a committed believer and she makes the eternal perspective more important than the earthly one with all of her clients.”

“Do they all listen?” I asked.

“I don’t know,” Stan replied, “that is between them, as well as being in God’s domain.”

“But,” he continued, “from all appearances my neighbor has a very thriving business.”

“And I know from talking with her about what she does, she makes it very clear to her clients that life on this side of eternity is short, while life in eternity is for a long time, as in ‘forever’.”

“She presents the right perspective of where to lay up the treasure.”


For what will a man be profited, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his soul?  Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?  Matthew 16:26.

Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for making clear the importance of the eternal perspective. Life here is short and eternity is a long time! I thank you for making known to me the choice of being with you in eternity and I thank you for leaving me on this side of eternity for as long as you want for your purposes to be accomplished in and through me before I get on the train. I ask you to lead me, and to help me follow, in all you have for me in making known to others the choice they can make for both here and there. Thank you I can and do bring these prayers before you in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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