Your Life Is In You
What’s going on around you is the carnal world. Your job, family, activities – are all in this carnal world, this physical world. These things are not life. Everyone is the same and equal in God’s eyes in the physical world. All are sinners. There is none righteous, no not one.
The people in the physical world all seek the same things. If you would ask people, what is happiness? Most people would give similar answers. Their answers are generally based on life in this physical world – A good job, a decent home, plenty of food and water, family, love, financial means to enjoy life, and some even want power or things. Then what?
Your life is not what’s going on around you. Jesus said, I am the way the truth and the life. What’s going on around you is people, places and things in the world in a period of time. You are placed in this period of time. Just putting you in a period of time is not your life. Your life is in you, not what’s going on around you. Peter mentions this in 1 Peter 1:17. The context is holiness and living a holy life but Peter says, pass the time of your sojourning here….. Your life is in you and you are only passing through this world.
We all start in this world the same. Equal in God’s eyes. We are all born into sin, we are born sinners because we are all ancestors of Adam and Eve. At some point in our life God reveals himself to us and gives us his word to learn about him and life. We use our free will and either believe God or reject God. Those who choose to believe God and God’s record, his word, understand who Jesus Christ is and why he came to earth and that he is coming back. Many receive the free gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord and most reject him. I know this from Matthew 7:13,14.
Once someone gets saved they have a new life. The saved and lost both have life but one has life with God and one has life without God. It is like the wheat and the tares growing up together. But one day God is going to separate those who are saved (the wheat) from the lost (the tares). The saved will have life for eternity with God and those who reject God will have life without God in the lake of fire.
Revelation 20:10-15 KJV “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are , and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
The things you had on earth will not matter. The world is not life. The things in this world are not life. And what is going on around you right now is not your life. Your life is in you. And what you do with what’s in you will determine where you go after your earthly body dies. We will look at this more next time.