The bible tells us in Proverbs 27:1, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.”
For many of us it’s pretty easy to make plans and set dates to do the things we want to do, but we really can’t say whether or not we will be able to do them. We have no idea what a day may bring forth, and we certainly have no right to boast about tomorrow! Our life can be cut short in an instant! And when our life is cut short in an instant there’s no turning back, there’s no second chances! It happens and that’s it! Lights out! Adios amigos, there goes our plans!
There’s one thing that we can do today that will make a difference for tomorrow and that’s to secure our eternal future, to secure our final destination after death. We have two choices… choose Jesus, and receive life. Choose the ways of the world; receive death and the fiery depths of hell! Jesus tells us, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16 NKJV) Jesus also tells us, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.” (John 5:24 NKJV) Believe in God, believe in the Son, secure your future, and skip judgment! Proverbs 15:24 tells us, “The way of life winds upward for the wise, that he may turn away from hell below.” Will you be wise? Will you turn to Jesus? Jesus is the only way to the Father; He is the only one who can bridge the gap between Heaven and hell! He can, and will lead you in the right direction, but you must accept His helping hand!
Will you accept his helping hand? Will you receive Jesus? “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” (John 1:12 NKJV) The Bible tells us, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23 NKJV) “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” (Romans 10:9-11 NKJV)
Will you be put to shame? Will you skip the fiery trials and go straight to Heaven if your life is cut short in an instant? Be wise, live your life for Jesus and turn away from your sin. You won’t regret it! I tell you the truth!
Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus,
Thank you for providing a way. Thank you for giving everyone a chance to do what’s right. Thank you for giving us our own free will to choose which path to take. Thank you for giving grace to those who choose life over death, truth over lies, light over darkness! Father we accept your word, we accept your truth, we follow in all of Jesus’ ways and look to you in all that we do. We confess our sin, we repent from our sin, and we live life glorifying our Father in Heaven! Lord, we pray our life is not cut short in an instant, but if it’s your will, so be it! You created, you can take away! You ordained this life and we are privileged to live this life you have given us. Thank you for this life! Thank you for all your great gifts! Thank you for your love! In Jesus name we pray amen!
Craig L Bradshaw Jr – November 20, 2013