It has been said that this life is just the starting point in an endless
journey, the struggle for existence and for hope in this 'womb' of physical
existence; but, the next step of life (for those having
accepted Jesus Christ into their life, into their heart, into their
thinking) for which we should be using this life to prepare for, is the
'real' life; real living that is, in comparison to this life.
There will be
more tears. There will be no more heartaches. There will be no more
of the trials, tests and sufferings
that so predominate existence
here. And, God takes
the importance of this next life, we risk
cutting ourselves short of the reward we could have achieved.
Those just looking
for God to bless them so that they can have a better life now, are
in for disappointments -James
5:14 "Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is
your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time and then
vanisheth away." 1Corinthians
15:19 "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men
looking forward to the
real living to come have a constant joy, no matter what this life throws
at them, and when death approaches have
assurance for the after life.
-jealously: Joseph had a dream
which he unwisely shared with his brothers
of several women. His brothers were jealous because of parental
favoritism and his dreams -Genesis
37:3,4,8. The solution, his brothers figured, was to get rid of him
-Genesis 37:18. And so is recorded
the first conspiracy.
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