King Asa led the nation of Judah in righteousness, and God blessed them with peace and prosperity. But then Asa turned from the Lord and began to make political decisions without seeking God. When rebuked, Asa put God’s people in prison and persecuted them. Finally, he died with an impenitent heart. How did this happen? Simply, Asa forgot that he was a sojourner. He forgot that this world wasn’t his home, and that he wasn’t an independent free agent who didn’t need God.
Likewise, as Christians, we’re to keep our eyes focused on heaven and fixed upon Jesus. We’re to disconnect from anything or anyone that doesn’t help us or others get to heaven. And we’re to give our prayers, conversations, and resources to help our brothers and sisters get there.
Who can you help on the journey to heaven today?