Eternal Perspectives

Music certainly is prominent in the descriptions of heaven in Revelation, and we might imagine that both musical and artistic activities would be done to the glory of God. Perhaps people will work at the whole range of investigation and development of the creation by technological, creative, and inventive means, thus exhibiting the full extent of their excellent creation in the image of God.

~ Wayne Grudem, [Systematic Theology]

Eternal Perspectives

Since heaven itself is God’s temple, every place we go, everything we do, and every conversation we have will be an act of worship. This is worship as it was meant to be.
~ Tony Evans, [Tony Evans Speaks Out on Heaven and Hell]

There is nothing unearthly or un-creational about worship. . . . It is not a time when we shed our human selves; it is a time when we are most fully human. . . . We touch the source of our lives, our hopes, and our salvation.
~ Paul Marshall, [Heaven Is Not My Home]

Eternal Perspectives

What thrills me most about our heavenly praise is that it will be perfect. Many times I want to praise God with all my heart, but other thoughts crowd in and clutter my mind. Have you ever been praising God when some evil or trivial thought entered your mind, or some nonsensical notion interrupted your praise? How discouraging to realize how earthbound we are! In heaven our praise will always come out of pure hearts with pure motives and no distractions.

~ John MacArthur, 
[Heaven: Selected Scriptures]

Eternal Perspectives

Sinners No More ~ Forever Righteous

Let wrath deserved be written on the door of hell, But the free gift of grace on the gate of heaven. I know that my sufferings are the result of my sinning, but in heaven both shall cease.
~ [The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions]

I must frankly confess that of all my expectations of heaven, I will cheerfully renounce ten thousand things if I can but know that I shall have perfect holiness. If I may become like Jesus Christ—pure and perfect—I cannot understand how any other joy can be denied me. If we shall have that, surely we shall have everything.
~ Charles Spurgeon, [“The Hope that Purifies,” Sermon 3235]