“Boredom” is simply another label for the spiritual emptiness in people due to our alienation from God. When we go to heaven, we will not be in our present earthly bodies. The spiritual bodies we will have will be marvelously different. We cannot project our fleshly limitations onto the glorious spiritual state in heaven. The joy of being with the Lord in heaven is “far better” than anything we can experience on earth (Phil 1:23). It’s no wonder Peter, who had only a glimpse of the Christ in glory on the Mount of Transfiguration (Mt 17:1-4), wanted to stay there.
We may think that without earthly pleasures, heaven will be dull. But what our flesh enjoys on earth will seem childish when we are in our spiritual bodies in heaven. As adults, we don’t even think about the toys we “couldn’t live without” when we were children. Likewise, when we are in heaven, we will “put away childish things” (1 Cor 13:9-12). Perfect eternal joy will replace our short-lived earthly joys.
Believers who have “tasted the heavenly gift” and “become partakers of the Holy Spirit” (Heb 6:4) know from personal experience that the joy of spiritual communion with the Lord far surpasses any earthly pleasure. No wonder Paul would rather choose to be with Christ. Even thought we have not fully experienced the joy of heaven, our foretaste of God’s immense love through the Holy Spirit (Rom 5:5; 2 Cor 1:21-22) tells us that heaven is anything but boring.