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On this earth we don't have a city that lasts forever, but we are waiting for such a city. Our sacrifice is to keep offering praise to God in the name of Jesus. But don't forget to help others and to share your possessions with them. This too is like offering a sacrifice that pleases God.
I once bought a "life-time" subscription to a satellite television service. It was pretty expensive, but a lot cheaper than paying by the year for twenty or thirty years. The only problem was it was the "life-time" of the satellite, not me. After a couple of years the satellite crashed and burned. So much for a "forever" promise here on earth.
I saw an inscription on a gravestone in a cemetery near my house. It said "we will remember you forever!" Nothing on this earth is "forever." The earth will end with "extreme global warming." Forever is for Heaven not for Earth!
So many followers of Jesus live as if life on this earth was going to go on forever. It will not. Even if you lived as long as Methuselah life here on earth would eventually come to an end. It does make sense to prepare for our last days here on earth, but it makes much more sense to prepare for our eternal days in Heaven!
If you have prepared for every problem that could arise here on earth, but have ignored Heaven, your life on earth will have been wasted! But if you have given your heart to Jesus Christ, you will be an eternal success!
"Lord Jesus, help me to do something today that You want me to do before You return! And Jesus, may that Day come soon. Come quickly, Lord Jesus. Amen."