Stop Criticizing Earth and Start Contemplating Heaven

By Charles R. Swindoll


John 14:1–3; Revelation 21:1–7

Any amount of time tasting the fruits of our fallen world will give most of us a hunger for heaven. Without a doubt, the songs, choruses of worship, hymns, and anthems on the subject of heaven number in the hundreds. For centuries, God's people have anticipated their final home—“a dwelling place” that is the destiny and destination of all who know and love the Lord Jesus Christ. To this day, it remains the hope of every believer grieving the death of a loved one.

All of us who fill the ranks of the redeemed understand that, while we are to live as responsible citizens of this nation, in reality, “we are citizens of heaven” (Philippians 3:20) where our Savior has gone “to prepare a place for you” (John 14:2). Since heaven will be our ultimate destination, we need to spend less time complaining about our struggles and trials on earth, where we temporarily live, and more time learning as much as possible about heaven, where we will live forever.

Individual message on CD or MP3

Series Resources

Free Download
Download the Searching the Scriptures study for this message.


Related Products
See all products for the series:
Things to Stop and Start

Product Code: TSSD09/TSSM09

Copyright © 2014 ℗ 2017 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights are reserved worldwide.
This Insight for Living production is for your personal use only. Civil and criminal copyright infringement occurs when this production is uploaded to the Internet, publicly performed, copied, or placed on any information storage and retrieval system now known or yet to be invented, without prior written permission from Insight for Living.

Christian Living