Thought for the Lord’s Day

Posted on July 14, 2013 · Posted in Worship

Without eternity your worship makes no sense.

As you worship this Lord’s Day how much of your focus is about things not being right in  your world? Yes, this is an important consideration. But if you can’t factor in eternity and have it dramatically change your perspective, you fail to grasp the wonder of the cross. In other words, if you are not able to make eternity the focal point of your worship, your worship is without hope, meaning and power!

Here is a quote from Paul Tripp’s book, Forever. It helps to place eternity in its proper perspective. This something that I need. It is also something that you and your children need.

“Without eternity Christianity makes no sense. If all that sin has broken won’t be forever fixed someday, then there is no hope now and no hope in the hereafter. What Paul says is radical: without a guaranteed forever, faith in Christ is robbed of its meaning, power, and hope.”

“If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.”

 

Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.