Facebook, twitter, and other social networks all want to know what’s on your mind. In your “status,” the line at the top of your profile in Facebook, the question is unavoidable.
So, let’s ask the question… what is on your mind? For many, job or work is the predominant thought. One person complains the weekend was not long enough and going back to work was too soon. Others are glad to be back because the weekend was too stressful.
Some people think about personal matters. Thinking about love, family relationships, who’s going to be the “hot” date this weekend preoccupies the minds of some.
Is eternity ever on your mind? There is more to this existence on earth than just this old world. Just look into a starry-night’s sky. The Apostle Paul wrote, “For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made,” (Romans 1:20 ESV). Because there is a God, there is an eternity, because God is eternal. There is no doubt that living on this old earth is just not all there is. There is more. There is eternity.
And, if there is an eternity, then at some point each of us must decide where we will live after this life is over. Is something like this ever on your mind? Do you ever think what your destination in eternity might be? The Lord Jesus Christ said there are only two destinations after the judgment.
In Matthew 25, there is a view of the judgment and the assignment of destinations by the judge ― Jesus. The population of people who have ever lived in the world ― that means you and me ― will be separated into two groups. One group will be admitted into the blessings of heaven for eternity. Here’s what Jesus said about the other group: “And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life,” (Matthew 25:48).
When you stand before God in the judgment, do you know which group you’d belong to? Some people think they know. Some would say, “God is all loving and can’t condemn anyone, therefore, I’m saved.” But, is that what Jesus said? Some people say, “Well I believe, so I know I’m saved.” Are they? Doesn’t one need to obey the commands of God to be saved (Romans 6:17-18)?
What’s on your mind?