Scripture Reading: Luke 16:22-23
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
Reflection: When both men died, they came into contact with eternity and thereby discovered that life actually continues after death. They realized that eternity was not only a reality but provides a totally different way of living in two different realms. The richman found himself in the realm of suffering and torments while Lazarus encountered the realm of peace and serenity. Their story as told in the parable by Jesus no doubt… brings to our minds the need to live our lives on this earth with eternity in mind. Eternity is the place where you will forever and ever spend your life after death. Which realm of eternity would you like to enter- suffering and torment or that of peace and serenity? When you live with eternity in mind, your actions and behaviors will no doubt be guided. You will definitely make God the central part of your life. Certainly, you will develop and maintain a strong bond of fellowship with HIM. Learn from the richman and Lazarus! Live your live on earth with eternity in mind!
Prayer: Oh Lord, help me live my life on earth with eternity in mind
Confession: I live my life with eternity in mind.