What no eye has seen,what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived — the things God has prepared for those who love him.
Have you ever worried that you might grow bored in heaven, that things may lose their luster or taste, that the whole novelty and intrigue of heaven might fade as do most things on earth? When you sing, "When we’ve been there ten thousand years ... we've no less days to sing his praise than when we'd first begun," do you wonder whether or not to be encouraged by such a statement?
Sure, eternal life sounds wonderful at first. But unless you have a firm grasp on what the Bible has to say about eternal life, you may begin to wonder. "Eternity really is a long time," you might think. "Is this something I really desire? After ten million years, will I really have the same desire I once had to go on existing here?" At the heart of these existential questions lies a deep concern for whether eternal joy actually exists.
If at this point Jonathan Edwards were still alive and knew what you were thinking, he would probably put his hand on your shoulder and lay your fears to rest.
In his sermon, "Heaven, A World Of Love," Jonathan Edwards — in a way that is nothing short of breath-taking — brilliantly unpacks the staggering realities of our joy in heaven.
Here are just a few of these realities:
1. You Will Have Greater Capacity for Joy
In heaven, your resurrected body will come equipped with unimaginable capacity for joy (1 Corinthians 15:42–44).
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