The future is a powerful motivator… which is why it is vitally important that what we believe about the future is actually true!
From the pen of John Piper:
The 9/11 terrorists were governed by what they believed about their future. That’s the way it should be. But if the future you envision is wrong, you will be shocked when you die.
The basis of our behavior is what we believe about our future. “Your reward will be great.” But this reward is fellowship with the sovereign, self-sacrificing Christ. And that hope makes us joyfully endure persecution. Murdering infidels is not the door to this reward. Suffering for the sake of their salvation is.
For more great material related to the 10th anniversary of 9/11/01, visit yesterday’s post.