Leaving This Hovel for the Mansion

For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. – 2 Corinthians 5:1

Set your house in order, my dear brother, even though you are leaving it, because you are going to a better one if you are a believer in Christ. The old clay shed will be taken down and you shall dwell in marble halls. You shall leave the hovel for the mansion. The traveler’s tent shall be rolled up and put away in the tomb to be exchanged for “a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” Oh, let it not be said that you were so bad a tenant in the first house that you could not be trusted with a second, but may grace cause you so to set this house in order that you may quit it without reluctance, and enter into the next with alacrity, leaving your first house behind you without shame, in sure and certain hope of a blessed resurrection! May you cheerfully leave the first house and joyfully surrender the key to the great Landlord, because you know that, go where He will in all its rooms, He will see the remembrances of His own grace, the marks of His own workmanship, the beauties and adornments of His own Holy Spirit. Then, conveyed by ministering spirits to a better country, you shall become possessors of a heritage undefiled, which fades not away…Let us remember that “now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.” ~ C.H. Spurgeon


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