“And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.” (Isaiah 6:3)
Do you think those seraphim tire of this continuous repetition of these words, do they have the free will to do so or is that all they know, were they made for this one function only with no choice in the matter.
I have read from some who believe our only function in heaven will be to praise the Most High, to stay before His throne and sing songs of praise for all eternity. “Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.” (Rev. 5:12) Not to sound disrespectful, but I really hope that is not the case.
“Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?” (Heb. 1:14) It is easily seen that the angels of God do not do so, for they are sent on missions, as it were, for the Lord, but as to what functions they perform when they are not doing so, I cannot say.
Psalm 16:11 comes to mind here, “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Those pleasures forevermore indicate experiences yet to come, and to continue throughout eternity, as to what they are I will need to leave to your own imagination, for here 1st Corinthians 2:9 stands as truth. “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”
Each member of the body of Christ serves a specific purpose, and I do not see that being altered in the afterlife, though perhaps not in some of the same respects as we do here in this life. Notwithstanding in the thousand-year reign of Christ on this planet, we will not need to witness to the lost in heaven, for none will be there, there will be no need to visit the sick, to feed the poor, to encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ, so just what will our purpose of existence be?
The Almighty does not need praise, yet those beings spoken of in the beginning of this short letter have been set to do so forever.
I offer this point only for the sake of contemplation, and again with no disrespect, for I can only think as a man here, but will you give praise to the Lord if the tasks that are set before you in heaven are those that you do not want to do? Perhaps some of you in your mind said, “It’s better than the alternative,” thinking of those sent to the Lake of Fire for all eternity, but would that honestly be the attitude of praise?
“For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.” (Psalm 84:10)
Praising the Lord should be a purpose in our lives, but we were made with the desire to create, to explore, to set goals, to experience, and again, with no disrespect to our Lord, standing in His presence doing nothing more than praising His name for all eternity does not fulfill that which He has blessed us with, it sounds more as if our free will to choose has been removed.
Sometimes, at least to me, these letters border on being what the world calls sacrilegious, but questions that can only be answered by the Lord are to me the most important ones and are a means to seek His face with even greater intent.
Here I will leave you to your thoughts on this matter, remain respectful, but inquisitive in them.