Friends, I want us to take some time today, to talk about this “Heaven and earth will pass away…” we brought nothing here, and it is certain we will take nothing away.
1 peter 1:24 says “for all men are like grass, and their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers, and the flowers fall.”
In James 4:14, James asked this sensible question “…what is your life? It is even a vapour that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”
Job also added in Job 14:7 that “for there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease. But man dieth, and wasteth away; yea man giveth up ghost, and where is he?”
God will bring every deed into judgement, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil. And our secret sins are in the light of His presence. Psalm 90:8
It is good to go to school, have better job, buy cars, build houses, have a wonderful family, hang-out with friends, eat, go to church, and go for holidays, Etc. But Becareful, or your heart will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness, and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.
Remember this “…but my words will never pass away.” “But the word of the Lord stands forever”. And by the same word, the present Heaven and Earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of Judgement and destructions of ungodly men.
The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise (that Heaven and Earth are reserved for fire) as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. As you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming, bear in mind that our Lord’s PATIENCE means SALVATION.
The conclusion of the whole matter is Be happy young man, while you are young and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth. Follow the ways of your heart and whatever your eyes see. But know that for all these things, God will bring you to Judgement.