The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2
The words used to describe the Lord are related, and there’s no doubt of their intent. When he wrote this, King David was still being hunted by Saul. It’s certainly not an accident that he uses these phrases. It’s clear that despite overwhelming odds of him remaining alive, David had unwavering confidence in the Lord to protect and deliver him.
Was David naive? Of course not. He realized (as we should) that even if Saul were to catch up with him and take his life, David’s soul would still be perfectly safe.
All too often we forget that “this world is not our home” and “we’re only passing through.”
When I was a new Christian, I recall hearing the phrase “don’t be so heavenly minded that you’re no earthly good.” I’m afraid the pendulum has swung to the opposite that “we’re so earthly minded that we’re no heavenly good” to the extent that we don’t consider eternal things often enough.
How would it change your life if, for the next 30 days, you thought about heaven for five minutes out of your day?
Take the challenge with me and report your findings.