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Q. What kind of a body will I have in heaven?
A. This is a question of which we should all be curious. The Scripture says that "For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens” (2 Cor. 5:1) which God has prepared for us. I assure you it will be wonderful indeed. At the resurrection, we will be reunited with the bodies which we had on earth but they will be glorified. Consequently, our spirit, soul, and body will be in heaven.

Q. Where do I get wisdom?
A. Thankfully, James tells us "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraids not; and it shall be given him” (James 1:5). Of course, we are invited to cooperate with that program. Paul says, "Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15).

Q. How can I have confidence in a frightening world like this?
A. I recommend a verse which I have chosen as my life verse. The Psalms say, "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1). The Apostle Paul uses this very word saying, "Being confident of this very thing, that He which has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:6). Confidence comes from a knowledge of the Word of God and the earnest desire to do what the Word of God recommends.

Q. Why was polygamy allowed in the Old Testament but not in the New Testament?
A. I have thought much about this and my answer is this: Marriage in the Old Testament was solemn, but it was strictly marriage. In the New Testament, it is equally solemn—and then more so because it is used as an illustration of the relationship of Christ and the Church. A broken marriage tends to suggest that the relationship between the believer and Christ, which is eternal life, can be broken.

It cannot be broken because Jesus promises, "I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish” (John 10:28). The believer and his Lord have an indissoluble relationship, and Christian marriage was ordained to be an illustration of this sublime union.

Q. Why do there seem to be so many cases of spiritual fatigue in our churches?
A. In running a race or playing in any sport, fatigue sets in when we forget the goal or it seems to be too far away. As we grow near the goal and realize that we may be winners, we get an exhilarating case of "second wind.” Too many Christians have settled down to ordinary, banal living even though they are in sight of the goal. We will be energized greatly when we can say with the Apostle Paul, "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:14).

Spiritual fatigue should never be. The goal is straight ahead.

Q. How can I successfully resist temptation?
A. We become strong against temptation when we fortify ourselves by a knowledge of the Word of God. This being the case, the only thing to do is to endure. The Scripture says, "Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to them that love Him” (James 1:12).

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