Not in heaven by accident

Everyone in heaven above is there because he chose to go there. No one wakes up to find himself in heaven by accident, saying, “I never planned to come here.” No! It says that the rich man died and in hell he lifted up his eyes; the poor, good man died and went to Abraham’s bosom (Luke 16:22–23). Each of them went where he belonged. When Judas died he went “to his own place” (Acts 1:25). And when Lazarus died, he went to his place—places they had chosen. So remember this: Whoever is not on God’s side is on the losing side.

A. W. Tozer and David E. Fessenden, The Attributes of God: Deeper into the Father’s Heart, vol. 2 (Camp Hill, PA: WingSpread, 2001–), 161.

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