That only is worth my having which I can have forever. That only is worth my grasping which death cannot tear out of my hand.
Reference: Sermons 29.509.
Time is short. Eternity is long. It is only reasonable that this short life be lived in the light of eternity.
Once a man is united to God, how could he not live forever?
God hath given to man a short time here upon earth, and yet upon this short time eternity depends.
A man’s greatest care should be for that place where he dwelleth longest; therefore eternity should be in his scope.
Eternity to the godly is a day that has no sunset; eternity to the wicked is a night that has no sunrise.