Driven by Eternity DAY 4
Therefore let us go on and get past the elementary stage in the teachings and doctrine of Christ (the Messiah), advancing steadily toward the completeness and perfection that belong to spiritual maturity. Let us not again be laying the foundation of … eternal
judgment and punishment. [These are all matters of which you
should have been fully aware long, long ago.] (Hebrews 6:1–2 AMP)
It’s hard to make eternal decisions until we’ve made the elementary decisions. John Bevere writes today, “If we do not have eternal judgments firmly established in our understanding, then we will not be capable of building a proper life in Christ. It could be compared to trying to advance your high school or university education without being able to read, write, add, or subtract.”
How we believe this all ends will determine where this all begins. For sure, what you believe about the end is determined by where this all began. And it began with God and because it began with God we will end up standing before God at the end of this time. We all want to think and talk about our destiny but it’s our view of eternity that shapes our everyday decisions.
In many ways, we are Adam and Eve. God gave Adam & Eve each a body and abode. It would seem as if they forgot their elementary decision when they made the erroneous decision for their everyday decisions.
They, like ourselves, gave up on their eternity when they forgot the elementary in living out their everyday.
If we’re going to see God, face to face, in the end, shouldn’t we begin with that in mind today?