What Will We Do In Heaven?

What Will We Do In Heaven?

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.
–Revelation 5:12

Many people, even Christians, have fallen for the myth that Heaven is going to be a place of perpetual boredom populated by boring people. But nothing could be farther from the truth! People who believe that Heaven is boring do so because they have embraced three popular myths about God, Heaven, and eternity.

First of all, some people believe that God is a cosmic killjoy. They think God is a perennial party pooper, and Satan is the life of the party. Those who have come to that conclusion are convinced that Heaven will be as dull as watching paint dry, and Hell will be as exhilarating as a NASCAR race. But those conclusions are based on a flawed understanding of Satan and God. Did you know there is nothing interesting about Satan? He never created anything; instead he ruined everything. He is perpetually boring, completely unoriginal. Contrast that to God. If you want to know how exciting God is, just look around you at everything God has created. Everything we live in and watch is good, beautiful, enjoyable, refreshing, fascinating, and exciting because it was created by Someone who is all of those things.

A second myth people believe is that Heaven will be monotonous. The fact is, no matter how good something is, we get bored with it after a while, don’t we? So we think even as good as Heaven is, if we do the same thing over and over and over again, it has to be boring. But monotony does not have to be boring. G. K. Chesterton said, “A child kicks his legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, ‘Do it again’; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, ‘Do it again’ to the sun; and every evening, ‘Do it again’ to the moon. . . . It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.” The only reason things seem monotonous to us is because we live in bodies that grow tired, but in Heaven we will have none of those limitations. We will be like children saying to the Father, “Do it again, Dad!”

A third myth people have about Heaven is that Heaven is an unending church service. Let’s be honest, the idea of Heaven being one long church service is a yawn fest for most of us. But the reason we feel that way is we have a misunderstanding of what worship will be like in Heaven. In Heaven, we are going to be worshipping God as we have never worshipped Him before.

Today’s devotion is excerpted from “Who Will Be In Heaven?” by Dr. Robert Jeffress, 2016.

Today’s devotion is excerpted from “Who Will Be In Heaven?” by Dr. Robert Jeffress, 2016.

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