"Now let them put away their idolatry and the corpses of their kings far from me, and I will reside among them forever." Ezekiel 43:9 (NRSV)
Does any one of us want to live forever with someone who disrespects us, hurts us, and can only focus on self-gratification? God does. He wants sinners to live forever with Him. The grace that God extends to us cleanses us and empties us from sin. God longs to fill us with His glory, and He asks only one thing of us, and that is to put Him first.
How I praise Thee, precious Savior,
That Thy love laid hold of me;
Thou hast saved and cleansed and filled me
That I might Thy channel be.
Channels only, blessed Master,
But with all Thy wondrous power
Flowing through us, Thou can use us
Every day and every hour.