Sin produces in all of us a tendency toward ‘now-ism,’ which means we forget three things: who we are (betrothed to Christ); what he is doing now (preparing us for the final wedding); and what we are supposed to be doing now (remaining faithful to him).
— Paul David Tripp, Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands, p. 242.
The genius of the Christian life is a focus on eternal hope. Those who are too strongly tied to this present age will find it hard to place their joy in the next one.
May God wean our souls from the paltry subsistence of the “Now” and create in us a deep and abiding hunger for the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.