It is always said that if you do not know your destination, then anywhere is your destination,but if you have the knowledge of your end or destination it will be very easy for you to get there.
so what am I driving at ,as Christians it is very important to note that our hope is not anything earthly ,anything an unbeliever can get is not our hope ,so our hope is not to be the richest people on the earth or to have cars or to have things in the world, since there are many unbelievers that have these things, though we would have these things but those are not our hope. our hope is not even just to make heaven ,if that was our hope , then the moment we accepted Jesus christ we would have been taken to heaven immediately,but that is not the case we are still here , even the heavens shall pass away how do i know this? let’s check 2 Peter 3:10 “but the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night ;in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise ,and the elements shall melt with fervent heat ,the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up” Hebrews 1:10 -12 “And, thou ,Lord , in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth ; and the heavens are the works of thine hands : they shall perish ; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; and as a vesture shalt thou fold them up ,and they shall be changed :but thou are the same , and thy years shall not fail” Isaiah 51:6 “Lift up your eyes to the heavens , and look upon the earth beneath :for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke ,and the earth shall wax old like a garment , and they that dwell in shall die in like manner ; but my salvation shall be for ever , and my rightoutsness shall not be abolished “
so since we know that all these things are not worth being our hope, what then is our hope as believers ? our hope can only be something that would not fade away or perish, 1 Peter 1:3-4 and the only one who will not fade away is GOD so our hope is God .
so the important of the Gospel is to paint our hope , our calling to us as believers , so that we can race and attain the hope set before us that is humanity might be one with Divinity , that through out our earthly sojourn we would be God carriers , we would house God and God Himself shall make His abode in us HALLELUJAH , how glorious will it be if the person of the Godhead is dwelling in us Isaiah 66 :1-2 “for thus says the LORD , The heaven is my throne , and the earth is my footstool:where is the house that ye build un to me? and where is the place of my rest ,for all these things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been ,saith the Lord ; but to this man will i look , even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit , and trembleth at my word”
so we have not been called to do religion we have been called to house GOD , we have a high calling. PRAISE GOD!!