“I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more they can do. But I will warn you whom you should fear: Fear the one who, after the killing, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!
Luke 12:4-5 NET
It’s hard to see beyond the world we live in. Life seems to move slowly at times, but then picks up speed as we race to our last days, withered and hopefully full of memories.
But this world isn’t all there is! You’re lucky if you live 80-90 years. But that is nothing compared to eternity.
Jesus wanted people listening to Him to understand that this world is temporary. Soon enough it will be gone and you will die. But He said don’t worry about that death. That death is part of the deal. We ALL experience that one!
He wanted His listeners to be concerned about the second death. The one that is eternal. The one no one thinks about!
The thing is that the path has been laid out. It’s clear for those who want to know how to be saved. Those who accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior, who align their life with His will, will have eternal life.
Those who don’t, will go to Hell!
Can a loving God send people to Hell? Well, have you obeyed what He said in His Word? Do you live for Him?
If you do, you have nothing to worry about. If you squander this life…if you try to suck out every little joy of this life, without considering the next, you will be very disappointed in the end.
Are you risking the next life? Are you playing games with God? Then, you’re playing with fire!
Living for God is the best thing ever! You get to experience God here on this Earth, but then for eternity in Heaven.
Make God your first priority. Ask Jesus to be your Lord and Savior! Learn to walk according to His ways.
Seek Him! His promise is that if you seek Him, you will find Him. He doesn’t play games! He has laid out the relationship you should have with Him very clearly.
What are you waiting for?
Lord, everything in this world comes as a very far second to You. Help me to think about You and seek You all the days on this Earth. Help me to point people to You so they don’t spend eternity away from You. Father, help me to let my light shine for You.