Ever wonder why we are still here, why God didn’t take us to heaven when we were converted? The bumper sticker slogan “Christians aren’t perfect, just forgiven” coupled with today’s devotion will help you answer that question. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Matthew 25:21 English Standard Version
21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.[a] You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’
“Life as a whole is ‘full of sound and fury, signifying nothing,’ unless it is an apprenticeship training. What are we here for? To make character. That is the aim and end of all — to make character; to get experience; to learn the use of our tools. I declare it seems to me that the world had better be wiped out altogether, incontinently, unless there is a world beyond, where a man shall use the force which here he made his own. ‘Thou hast been faithful in a few things; behold I will make thee ruler over many things.’ No man gets to the heart of the mystery of life or has in his hand the key which will enable him to unlock all the doors and difficulties of human experience, unless he gets to this — that it is all meant as training.”
[Alexander Maclaren, Expositions of Holy Scripture II, (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, n.d.), p. 43-44]