A Bible Study
Once upon a time, two humans – a man and a woman – got kicked out of somewhere that was practically paradise. They were created exclusively for that paradise, made to be rulers over all that breathed the breath of life, but simultaneously managed to change the course of humanity in the blink of an eye.
We the descendants have to work hard, all blood, sweat, and literal tears, because what used to be home is now just a passing place to where we truly belong.
“All the labor of man is for his mouth, And yet the soul is not satisfied.”
Never in this world will we feel fully satisfied or as if we’ve fulfilled our ‘purpose’.
We, as humans, are constantly satisfying our physical (you know, eating, drinking, sleeping, entertaining ourselves) but even then we still want more. It’s like we’re left with this huge gap or feeling that you just know something isn’t right. Our bodies crave feeling complete. It’s impossible to fulfill that here on earth though, especially being made for our real home in heaven.
In other words our spiritual soul, being, whatever you wanna call it, will not be content until we are finally up there.
We can feel happy because we are happy (in Him) and we can show and feel love but we won’t feel complete. His Word, His Love, is enough to sustain us as we’re outside of home.
Just as somebody you love accompanying you somewhere foreign or far from home is enough to calm you down a bit and get used to things much faster than if you were alone. The only difference being that we don’t have to get used to things here, we can’t.
“For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell. For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you.”
Remember, we aren’t children of the world. We’re the children of something far greater, far grander than anybody can comprehend. It’s something a ton of people can’t even wrap their heads around, not even I understand completely!
We should only care about pleasing God, not this world and not ourselves. It’d be a waste of time trying with all our might to be fulfilled because we will only be slightly more comfortable, not to full satisfaction.
“But this I say, brethren, the time is short, so that from now on even those who have wives should be as though they have none, those who weep as though they did not weep, those who rejoice as though they did not rejoice, those who buy as though they did not possess, and those who use this world as not misusing it. For the form of this world is passing away.”
1 Corinthians 7:29-31