Our Heavenly Mansion
“There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.” ( 1 Corinthians 15:41)
People think there’s just a fine line between heaven and hell. In a sense, it is true. There is a space given for those who have done the kind of sins which are most abominable to God, and there is also a space for those who keep striving to follow God’s Word.
Just as a builder makes his own house using the foundation and materials that he himself provides, that is how we are building our own heavenly kingdom.
We are making more and better materials through doing good deeds. When we strive harder to follow the example of Jesus Christ, our mansions in heaven are surely being filled and expanded.
The test is enduring to the end.
Here is a fictional story about a man who did good all his life, but in the end, failed to keep up the good works and sinned right before he died, thinking he had done enough good deeds to earn him a good enough resting place in heaven. When he went up to his mansion in heaven, it was indeed a splendid piece of work; but to his surprise, he looked up and saw there was no roof. To which the builders replied, “We ran out of materials so we couldn’t finish the roof.” And so, the lesson here is that, being a disciple of Christ is a lifelong process until the end.
We don’t just throw it away or sin when we think we have done enough good. We can never do enough good in this world.
God prepared everything from the foundation to the laborers, but it is up to us to earn our keep.
May we all be not weary to strive to build up the kingdom of God here on earth, for sure is our reward in His kingdom in heaven.