“You do not give your godly one up to see the pit, nor let your holy one see destruction. You show me the path of life. In your presence is fullness of joy. At your right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:10–11). That’s what’s on the other side of this thing called dying: pleasures forevermore.
“No one could offer me anything better than following Jesus.”
There’s nobody in this room who could offer me anything better. In fact, there’s no one in this room or in this world who can even conceive of anything better than fullness of joy and pleasures at his right hand forever. Full. There’s nothing fuller than full and there’s nothing longer than forever.
So, if you come to me and say, “I have a better deal for you than following Jesus,” I would say, “Go ahead: try.” And then you would say it, and I’d say, “No comparison.” Because there isn’t anything fuller than full, and there isn’t anything longer than forever. And that’s what I get in joy in his presence. The one who loved me and gave himself for me, and rose triumphant over the grave, and reigns as King in heaven will come again to make the world his own.
You can’t improve upon it.
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