Don’t Let Life Make You Forget About Death

Quite a morbid title, I agree. I do not write so as to get you to focus on death and rob you of the joy of life. For many, there is much to love about life and much to celebrate. But that very goodness of life can make you forget that you do need to prepare for death, and I’m not talking about preplanning your funeral.

The Bible tells us there are some who won’t die, but Jesus will come and get them when He gets ready to judge the world. In Matthew 24 Jesus said that when He comes to get His people, it will be in the middle of everyone just living life. He said, “There will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one will be left” (Matthew 24:40-41, NASB). In each situation, both the men and the women were just living life, but only one in each pair had prepared to leave the world. The fact of the matter is that whether you die and face judgment, or whether you are here when Jesus comes to get His people, you need to have prepared ahead of time.

Not sure that Jesus is the only way to be ready? He says He is, so it would be advisable to see if it’s so. Don’t let life or excuses get in the way of preparing for the day your life here on earth will end. Not a single one of us knows when that will be, so I encourage you to take it seriously. You can read about Jesus’ claims in the Bible, in the Gospel of John.

Do you think Jesus will squash your good life? I’ve found just the opposite. He promises that you will find Him if you really want to know the truth, so ask Him to show Himself to you and start looking into it while you still can.

 

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