We spend a great deal of time working to provide financial security for the future. We work to earn money, set aside funds for retirement, and buy medical and life insurance all in an attempt to provide security for ourselves and our families. But do we also devote the time we should to our eternal security?
God has provided us with a glimpse behind the scenes at the great controversy between good and evil. We know how it all ends: God is victorious and evil iseradicated! The devil would have us devote all our attention and time on the things of this earth that have no lasting value.
Whether we are talking about the soon return of Christ or the uncertainty of life, we must keep focused on the real value of life. Personal revival and reformation as well as sharing with others the importance of making Christ the center of their lives remain the only true ways to have a secure future. When we think of what Christ offers, everything on this earth pales by comparison.
“Language fails to express the value of the immortal inheritance. The glory, riches, and honor offered by the Son of God are of such infinite value that it is beyond the power of men or angels to give any just idea of their worth, their excellence, their magnificence.”*
—Robert Lemon serves as treasurer, General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States.
* Ellen G. White, Testimonies for the Church (Mountain View, CA: Pacific Press Pub. Assn., 1948), 2:40