What will we be doing in heaven? Won't it get boring if we are there forever?
Many people believe that the only thing believers will do in heaven is sing songs of worship to God. This seems like it would become boring to do for eternity. What will we really be doing in heaven?
The Bible does not fully answer this question, but does describe several of the eternal activities believers will be involved with in heaven. By looking at these activities, it is clear heaven will be an exciting place!
First, we will clearly worship the Lord. Revelation 5:13 shares, "And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, 'To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!'" This will include worship alongside angels as well as believers from all ages and locations, from every nation and people on earth.
Second, we will feast and eat with the Lord and His people: "On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined" (Isaiah 25:6). Other passages note Jesus speaking of feasting or eating in eternity future (Matthew 8:11; Luke 22:30).
Third, we will live together with all other believers in heaven. This will include the saints of old such as Abraham, Moses, and David. How exciting will this be? In addition, it will include being reunited with believers who are parents, grandparents, spouses, children, grandchildren, and other loved ones from whom we have endured painful separation in this life. This alone is exciting enough to greatly anticipate heaven.
Fourth, we will celebrate for eternity in heaven. For those who enjoy parties, heaven will be the greatest party of all time. Revelation 19:9 and other places describe the future marriage supper of the Lamb as a time of great joy and celebration.
Fifth, we will continue to serve the Lord. Jesus affirmed the Old Testament Law that, "You shall worship the Lord your God and him only you shall serve" (Matthew 4:10). This close connection between worship and service will continue in heaven in ways we will not fully understand until that time.
Sixth, the surroundings will be amazing. The descriptions of the new heaven, earth, and heavenly city in Revelation 21—22 provide a dazzling picture of the believer's future home, a place that should cause us to greatly anticipate living there for eternity.
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