There was good evidence that the faith of the Colossian Christians was genuine. It was demonstrated in their love for all the saints. Watching the lives of these Christians one concluded they were real. Their earthly walk gave testimony that they were headed for heaven.
People who are going to heaven ought to love one another while on earth. Some expect to love others in heaven but they don’t seem to be practicing here below.
To live above with saints in love
Will be eternal glory;
To live below with saints we know
Is quite another story.
But love for one another is the identifying mark of those who are citizens of heaven:
“We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death…And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment” (I John 3:14, 23).
If love for others identifies those who are born again and are going to heaven, will others know your destination by your present attitude?
If not, it’s time for a change!