Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. (Revelation 7:15)
A true idea of heaven is that it is a place of uninterrupted service. It is a land where they serve God day and night in his temple and never know weariness and never require to slumber.
Do you know the deliciousness of work? Although I must complain when people expect impossibilities of me, it is the highest enjoyment of my life to be busily engaged for Christ.
Tell me the day when I do not preach, and I will tell you the day in which I am not happy; but the day in which it is my privilege to preach the gospl and labor for God generally the day of my peaceful and quiet enjoyment after all.
Service is delight. Praising God is pleasure. Laboring for him is the highest bliss a mortal can know. Oh, how sweet it must be to sing his praises and never feel that throat is dry! Oh, how blessed to flap the wing forever and never feel it flag!
Oh, what sweet enjoyment to fly upon his errands evermore, to circle round the throne of God in heaven while eternity shall last and never once lay the head on the pillow, never once feel the throbbing of fatigue, never once the pangs that admonish us that we need to cease, but to keep on forever like eternity’s own self—a broad river rolling on with perpetual floods of labor!
Oh, that must be enjoyment! That must be heaven, to serve God day and night in his temple! Many of you have served God on earth and have foretastes of that bliss.1