The Hope Of Facing Eternity With Confidence

“For the wages of sin is death,
but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 6:23

A World War II chaplain told the story of a young man he encountered on the battlefield after a particularly bloody day of fighting. The soldier was mortally wounded, and his life was ebbing away. With fearful eyes, the young man looked up at the chaplain and said, “Sir, will I live?” The chaplain knew it was hopeless, but didn’t know what to say.

So he said to the soldier, “Son, are you a believer in Jesus Christ?” And that boy said, “Yes sir. The greatest day of my life was the day I became a Christian.” So the chaplain looked at that young man and said, “Then yes, son. You will live.”

Unless Christ returns, each and every single one of us will one day make that journey from this life to the next. And all that will matter on that day won’t be how much you have, the good works you’ve done, or who you family was. What matters is your yes or your no to Jesus.

Your eternal destiny hinges on that decision. And not only yours, but everyone you know and love. Don’t let another day pass without putting your eternity in Jesus’ hands.

The Apostle Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 5:10 the following verse;

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.”

We must understand that even as believers in Jesus Christ, it is important to realize that how we live our lives here on earth will one day matter. It is important to prioritize our lives in such a way that reflects our faith and hope that one day we will be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and all the concerns of this present life will no longer be pressing upon us.

Give thanks to God today that Jesus died for you, took away your sins, and gives you eternal life by faith. If you do that, you can step into eternity with confidence!


About scon777

Pastor/Teacher at Grace Bible Church in Redwood City, CA since 1998.
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