Wednesday, November 11, 2015
A Christian's End
Wise agents always propound their end before they commence their work: and then direct their actions to that end which they propounded. If a mariner sails, it is that he may arrive at a certain harbor: therefore he sails by compass, that he may compass that for which he sails.
A Christian should always have one eye upon his end and the other eye upon his way. That man lives a brutish life who knows not what he lives for. And that man acts a fool's part who aims at heaven, and lives at random.
The end for which a wise Christian lives is that he may live without end; and therefore his way of living is, that he may live to spend his life continually in the ways of life. He is always walking in those paths in which he can see heaven before him.
O my soul, what do you aim at? Is it a full enjoyment of your God? Why then, while you are present in the body be always drawing near unto the Lord. Just so, when you shall be absent from the body you shall be always present with the Lord.
Romans 6:22 ... But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
2 Corinthians 5:8 ... We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
Matthew 25:46 ... And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.❤