It’s hard to have a mind with eternity in view. After all, an eight-hour meeting feels like forever as it is. And a lifetime quite literally takes a lifetime. And so, our natural disposition is to be focused completely on the here and now. We submit to you that while the here and now is important, you must also pay mind to your eternal state. Listen to what the psalmist says:
15 As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field;
16 for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.
17 But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children,
18 to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments. – Psalm 103:15-18
The psalmist highlights the temporary nature of a human life on earth. It’s like a flower or grass. In terms of a year, a blade of grass is only in its spot for a moment, and then it’s gone.
But for those who fear Him, that is have such an overwhelming reverence of Him so as to submit to and worship Him, His steadfast love is eternally on them. We experience this happiness even here, even now.
The antithesis of this is that those who do not fear Him in this life will not have His steadfast love on them. Instead, their sins make them guilty before God, and they are poised to face the righteous wrath of God forever.
Oh, but seek Him while He may be found. You have time, even as you’re reading this, to get right with God. Turn from your sin, and trust Jesus with your life, and His steadfast love will be on you from everlasting to everlasting. Life is short. Don’t wait.