“This World is Not My Home” is a song from which we need to learn a lesson.
The things God has blessed us with are many, but the temporal things are only for a time. We must remember we are only passing through this world.
We need to be laying up treasures in heaven. “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matt. 6:19-21).
Concerning the world, John wrote, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever” (1 John 2:15-17).
Some live this life like this is all there is. But those who believe in God know there is more, there is a place called heaven that awaits all who will obey God.
An old favorite of many is the song “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder.” We can be assured that we will be there. We can know we are saved – not feel we are saved as some teach, but know.
John wrote, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God” (1 John 5:13). What a glorious day that will be for all who are prepared. To hear the words, “Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” (Matt. 25:34).
The last verse of this song gives insight to how we will be able to hear those words. “Let us labor for the master from the dawn 'til setting sun, let us talk of all his wondrous love and care.” We must work for the master in the local work as well as helping out in the church universal.
Teachings, preaching, ministering to others, edification of ourselves and other Christians, are all part of the work, and we can be there.
As a final lesson from a song, notice “Heaven Will Surely Be Worth It All.” Hindrances along life’s path may cause us to stumble, and trials, toils and tears will occur. But heaven will be worth all we have to face in this life.
Imagine a place where there is neither death nor dying, a place where there are no tears, no sorrow. After this life full of such things to spend eternity in heaven will be beyond our earthly imagination.