We have been saved to live to the praise of God's glory (Eph. 1:12). And, on earth, there is nothing more wonderful than a company of Christians whose hearts have been recently in heaven joining together to sing praises to God. Faith and hope will not be needed in the kingdom of heaven of the age to come; but there your love will be magnified and enriched. Praise will be your primary employment in heaven, and the more you are familiar with heaven on earth, the more will you praise the Lord here below. In face, your love will be purified by your praising of the Lord as you make your pilgrimage heavenward.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Monday Morning Meditation
Peter Toon, Longing for Heaven: A Devotional Look at the Life After Death, p. 134: