II Cor.4:17, 18, “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;…..”
The Apostle Paul had to endure some things that to most men would seem very hard to bear, and some of these affliction continued through years. However, when all the wealth, pleasures and honours, that one can possibly get in this world are put in comparison with the eternal agony and ruin and despair and shame that it costs to live for the world they too nothing.
1. There is an eternal and we must go there.
2. When and how we shall spend eternity is settled in the life that now is.
3. How to secure a blessed and glorious eternity
a. Believe on Jesus Christ. John 3:16
b. We must serve Jesus Christ.
c. The sufferings we endure, the sacrifices we make for Christ, make eternity richer. Mtt.5:11, 12, Rom.8:18, II Tim.2:12.
d. We must use our money for Christ.
Conclusion: The greatest practical question that confronts you and me in this life is, where shall we spend eternity, and how shall we spend eternity? The Lord Jesus Christ is our answer.