From Hour to Hour

All must agree that this is something of which we constantly need to be reminded. Half our troubles are due to the fact that we live on the assumption that this is the only life and the only world. Of course we know that is not true; but there is a great difference between knowing a thing and really being governed and guided by that knowledge in our ordinary life and outlook. If we were questioned and asked whether we believed that we go on living after death, and that we shall have to face God in judgement, we would undoubtedly say ‘yes’. But as we live from hour to hour are we mindful of that? We cannot read the Bible without coming to the conclusion that the thing that really differentiates God’s people from all others is that they have always been people who walk in the consciousness of their eternal destiny.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Studies in the Sermon on the Mount, page 425

3 thoughts on “From Hour to Hour

  1. Brandon, great post. I’m currently reading Preachers and Preaching by Lloyd-Jones and have come to appreciate him more and more. I really like the last sentence of your quote, particularly; ” … people who walk in the consciousness of their eternal destiny.”

    Jude

  2. Jude, I’m with you on Lloyd-Jones. I have just started reading him myself and the influence of the Puritans upon his writing is obvious, and heavy.
    I like that last line as well. Peter could walk on water as long as he kept his eyes on Christ. We have to keep thinking eternally, not temporally.
    Brandon

  3. I suspect this was what Paul was getting at when he wrote:
    If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
    Colossians 3:1-3

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