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  • Writer's pictureDavid and Marilynn Chadwick

Davidisms: Gonna Burn

“But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed” (2 Peter 3:10).

Through the years, I’ve invited people to put a tag on every possession they own that simply reads, “Gonna burn.”

The Bible is clear: one day everything is going to burn.

We entered this world with nothing. We won’t take anything of this world into heaven. Not one single possession. We enter this world naked and will leave this world naked (Job 1:21-22).

Materials and possessions we consider valuable on earth, will be valueless in heaven. Gold, considered a precious metal on this earth, will be mere pavement on heaven’s streets.

Don’t hoard possessions this side of eternity! They’re ultimately worthless. Spend your time now developing your inner, eternal character. Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven where neither thieves, rust, nor moths can get to them.

Only our souls are eternal. That’s what we should be building up and taking care of more than any other thing.

Everything else is “gonna burn.”

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