Tried, Tested, True
Let me begin this morning by asking you a question. How different do you think your faith would be in Jesus if suddenly God whisked you away literally to heaven and you got to see your new house that Jesus has built for you and where you will spend eternity? Would it impact the way you live now? Would that experience have an affect on how you deal with life? How about suffering? Would going to heaven make even the painful things of life bearable now? If you answered yes to any of those or all of those, you get a basic understanding of what Peter is referring to here in 2 Peter 1.