Everybody Talkin’ Bout Heaven

Some old songs used catchy phrases to communicate profound truths. “Everybody Talkin’ ’Bout Heaven” by Acappella serves as a powerful reminder not to merely talk the talk, but walk the walk. The song is a catchy way of reminding us to focus on living out our faith through our actions.

It urges us to do the will of God and strive for a genuine relationship with Him. So, let us not just talk about heaven but actively pursue it through a life of obedience and devotion.

The powerful lyrics and soulful melodies cause them to linger in one’s memory.

“Everybody talkin’ ‘bout heaven ain’t goin’ there
Everybody talkin’ ‘bout heaven ain’t goin’
Everybody talkin’ ‘bout heaven ain’t goin’ there
Oh my Lord.”

The splendor of heaven is summed up by reference to the streets of gold and the throne which symbolize the grandeur and majesty of heaven.

“Well I read about the streets of gold
And I read about the throne
Not everybody callin ‘Lord, Lord’
Is gonna see that heavenly home.”

The song is based on Matthew 7:21-23. This passage highlights Jesus’ teachings on the importance of doing the will of God rather than solely relying on outward religious acts.

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven” (Matthew 7: 21).

The alternative of heaven which is the destination of those who do not trust Jesus as Savior and Lord is noted in the following Scripture basis in the song: “Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness’” (Matthew 7: 22, 23)!

That thought alone is enough to motivate devotion to the Lord.

May “I never knew you” not be awaiting you upon death. It is your choice.

May the repetition of the phrase “Heaven, I wanna go to heaven” be so soul sensitive you willingly devote yourself to loving and living for the Lord now.

Take a deep dive daily into Scripture and study about how He would have you live.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters…” Colossians 3: 23.