“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23, 24.
May the God of all grace so enlighten your understanding that you may discern eternal things, that by the light of truth your own errors, which are many, maybe discovered to you just as they are, that you may make the necessary effort to put them away, and in the place of this evil, bitter fruit may bring forth fruit which is precious unto eternal life.
Humble your poor, proud, self-righteous heart before God; get low, very low, all broken in your sinfulness at His feet. Devote yourself to the work of preparation. Rest not until you can truly say: My Redeemer liveth, and, because He lives, I shall live also. If you lose heaven, you lose everything; if you gain heaven, you gain everything. Do not make a mistake in this matter, I implore you. Eternal interests are here involved. –Maranatha, p. 13.
Question to think about:
Is it important to discern eternal things?
Do we devote ourselves to preparing for the kingdom of heaven?
Do you know how to gain heaven?