Enjoying God Forever
"My sheep hear my voice . . . and they shall never perish." (John 10:27–28)
It should be illuminating to us that the difference between unbelief and faith, between man’s point of view and God’s, often comes to light as the believer faces death.
We are told that when John Wesley was dying, he tried to sing but his voice was nearly gone. Although his own theology was Armenian, he was trying to sing the words of an old Calvinist hymn:
I will praise my Maker while I’ve breath,
And when my soul is lost in death,
Praise shall employ my nobler powers.
That is at least one reason why I cannot get all heated up about contending for one theological position over another.
If Isaac Watts, a Calvinist, could write such praise to God and John Wesley, an Armenian, could sing it with yearning in his last moments, why should I allow anyone to force me to confess, “I don’t know which I am!”
I was created and redeemed that I should worship Him and enjoy Him forever. That is the primary issue in our Christian walk!
Lord, when it’s time for me to pass from this life to the next, I pray that it will be a glorious transition from praising You in this life to that of worshiping You face to face in Your holy presence.