Are you devoted to things that will outlive you? Or, to put the words of Colossians 3:2 in the form of a question: Is your mind set on things that are above?
As believers, we are positioned to live in time, for God who exists outside of time, for a glory that will be revealed beyond time.
The Bible records the stories of numerous men and women who viewed life this way; some of their stories are summarized in Hebrews 11.
Because they lived such remarkable lives of faith—focused on things hoped for but not yet seen—the Bible says that the world was not worthy of them (Hebrews 11:38).
The holy ground of life in Christ placed them, and it places us, in the tension of faithfulness and faith, of daily walking in obedience and doing good works while knowing that the fullness of reward and rest come later. God has made this promise to His people.
Saying yes to God is therefore an answer of faithfulness, that we will do what He calls us to do in this life. And it is also an answer of faith, that we will walk worthy of our calling in Him and unworthy of a world that is not our home.
“All these, though commended through their faith,
did not receive what was promised.”
(Hebrews 11:39 ESV)