Heaven is Home

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. (Philippians 3:20)

  • As Christians, our true home is heaven.
  • But sometimes our desires lure us to the here and now.
  • We enjoy God’s good gifts. We enjoy marriage, children, grandchildren, travel, careers, friends etc.
  • At the same time, the Bible challenges us to focus on things above (Col. 3:1-2).  These include the unseen benefits of heaven: God’s enduring presence (Rev. 22:3-5), unending rest (Heb. 4:9), and an everlasting inheritance (1 Peter 1:4).
  • All believers should desire the heavenly inheritance.
  • The stronger the faith, the more fervent the desire.
  • Several Old Testament believers mentioned in Hebrews 11 had strong faith in God that enabled them to embrace His promises before receiving them.  One such promise was heaven.
  • If we too put our faith in God, God will give us a desire for that heavenly country and will loosen our grip on this world.
  • When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be.
  • When we all see Jesus, We will sing and shout the victory.
  • For the Christian, heaven is home.