“So many people I hear say: “Oh, if I just make it to heaven I’ll be secure,” and I always ask them, “Where was the devil when he fell?” It’s not heaven that will make you secure, my friend, it’s being in Christ that makes you secure.”
– Paul Washer, A Sermon That Has Angered Many, YouTube
I was listening to a few Paul Washer sermons at work today and I really liked this quote. I think it can be all too easy to assume that a change in outer surroundings will fix our problems. I’ve heard a few quotes along these lines before but this one is quite dramatic.
Heaven, Zion, the Temple, Church, your home, they are all just places and perhaps they are not all that different. It is really the ones that reside in a space that determine its sacredness.
Pastor Washer talks about being in Christ that makes you secure. I might approach it from a slightly different angle and with a bit more explanation, but overall he’s spot on. He makes his point succinctly which gives you some room to ponder – something I need to work on.