Monday, April 18, 2016

Jeremiah 17:10 -- On Choose Your Own Afterlife

"I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings."
Jeremiah 17:10

This is a good reminder that part of the test of life is to see what kind of afterlife we want to live in, and that is determined by our actions here.  Our hearts and desires come into it too, but the main part is how we treat other people.  How we interact with them, judge them, love them, serve them, etc.

Now, of course I am not saying if we screw up once that we are damned forever. God isn't super harsh like that.  It's more of an overall thing, where God looks at what our ideals are and who we are trying to be.  If we repent, of course, we are clean, and God isn't going to hold those things against us.  The point is who we are becoming.  Are we teaching ourselves to love and serve, or are we teaching ourselves to put ourselves before God and others?

God doesn't restrict our choices.  Whichever way we choose, he allows it.  Let's just remember today that we are going to get the same things that we give out, and think about it.  Let's make sure that really is who we want to be, and the afterlife that we really want to live in.

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