Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Friday, November 24, 2006

God is Not a Party Pooper

There is Joy in Heaven and there are eternal pleasures in Heaven.

Let’s look at the pleasures on earth. Most of them have to do with our senses, sight, smell, touch, taste, and sound.

God in His goodness has given us color and form and eyes and brains to appreciate what we see. We can also see things that cause fear, nausea and other awful effects.

The same can be said about all of the other senses. God is good.

“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” 1 Timothy 6:17

God is not a party pooper.

“Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.” 1 Timothy 6:18, 19

It sounds that there is a better life, “a life that is truly life.”

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