Volleyball is a fun hobby one has to work at to be proficient in.
Those that excerpt blogs won't have to work.
Their ad revenue will earn them a high place.
This is one of those “duh” moments.
The greatest joy is work that is UNWASTED and PERFECT.
I think that is what the Lord has in store for us.
For example, as a Christian prep school teacher, I love seeing the light bulbs suddenly switch on...
I can only imagine how sweet it would be for every kid to completely get every lesson every time.
Adam was working from his first day, prior to sin. We will likely work into eternity.
But considering that work today is a lot more enjoyable than the salt mines of the past, it’s reasonable to expect that work in eternity will only be that much more enjoyable than work is today.
I assume that includes at least maintenance.
My old pastor told us all that when I was in confirmation classes.
It will be work, but not toil.
Growing up like I did, I liked the sound of that.
Work in heaven will not be “work” as we know it on earth...for Heaven will be Heaven and NOT earth. It won’t be boring. If anyone is interested in truly discovering what Heaven will be like, I encourage you to buy Randy Alcorn’s book “Heaven” and/or go to his website:
Work is a blessing, folks.
If there are no planes in Heaven, I ain’t going.
I just hope I’m not going to have to be cleaning toilets.
Lets not flatter ourselves here. we will be serving in the capacity in which we served here while on earth. not WHATEVER he has in mind. it will be according to our faithfulness, our character, our obedience to his laws, our love toward others while we were alive.
Rev 22:12 "Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done."
bible commentary: I bring it with me to give to every man: either life or death; heaven or hell; the crown or the curse. He will be prepared immediately to execute the sentence.
Only a fraction of those who think they’re going to Heaven will ever see it. Even those who are, eventually, will have to get real familiar with purgatory first.
Heaven is our reward.
it’s called ‘service’ . anyone not interested in serving on earth probably wont be bothered with serving hereafter
"But, as it is written: That eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man, what things God hath prepared for them that love him."1 Corinthians 2:9
That's all I need to know about it.
I'm sure some people get a great deal of comfort by thinking of the afterlife, but IMHO focusing too much on the afterlife easily turns into a focus on something other than actively following Christ. People who can ignore the realities of contraception because they have preconceptions about being sexually active are definitely going to be prone to accepting error or heresy if it fits with their preconception of what the afterlife will be like.
This and many other arguments of Lucrietius in his DE RERUM NATURA appear to me ironclad. To me it is a source of inspiration and amazement that they could have been enunciated so clearly at such an early date, because we often assume that such ideas are the product of modern scientific cynicism. Lucretius stands, ironically, as a sort of patron saint of materialism.
9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
As a musician I believe I will be creating glorious music in a glorious heaven in a glorious room in the glorious mansion.
But my mind is small.
I have a vision of what my experience will be:
SAINT PETER: We have a dataset on all the joys of Heaven. We were wondering if you could program it to produce regular reports.
ME: Sure. How big is the dataset?
SAINT PETER: Well, it’s infinite, actually.
ME: Hmmm. That may cause some very long processing times.
SAINT PETER: Not really. Our servers are very quick. But you might want to read up on the ALEPH function and PROC CANTOR.
ME: Always good to learn something new. Once you set up my account, I will get started.
SAINT PETER: Your account is all ready to go. And if you have any problems, the database administrator gets no greater joy than helping you. Even if you have to ask him a thousand questions a day.
ME: This is Heaven!
Heck, work is good for you. There'll probably be plenty