There is a lot that is happening in our world today. If there was ever a time to stop and take stock of our lives, I think now would be a good time. I remember a while ago I heard an apologetic talking about life and death and what happens when we die and he said something I will never forget.
He said something along the following lines: It is better to live life believing there is a God and living a life that ensures that at the end of it, you are guaranteed to go to heaven. The worst that could happen is that you die and find out there is no life after death. However, how dreadful would it be if you live your life believing that there is no God, no life after death and you die to find out that actually, there is.
This is summarised in a quote by Albert Camus which says, “I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live as if there isn’t and to die to find out that there is.” It’s too big a gamble to live life as though there is no God.
In Matthew 16:26 Jesus said, “For even if you were to gain all the wealth and power of this world—at the cost of your own life—what good would that be? And what could be more valuable to you than your own soul?” This life that we live on earth is short. James 4:14 tells us just how short it is. It says, “But you don’t have a clue what tomorrow may bring. For your fleeting life is but a warm breath of air that is visible in the cold only for a moment and then vanishes!”
We sometimes live life like tomorrow is guaranteed. If we take a look at what is happening in our world, we know tomorrow is not guaranteed. How is your relationship with God? If today was your last day on earth, are you confident that you will open your eyes tomorrow and see Jesus face to face, smiling at you and saying those important words that we all long to hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant!”
One thing the Bible tells us is that eternity is real. We were created for eternity, we are just passing through earth. But what we do and the choices we make as we pass through earth determine the biggest portion of our lives which will be lived out in eternity. We can either live out our eternity in Heaven with Jesus or we can live it out in torment. I’m sure our hardest day on earth will feel like an Island holiday in comparison to what hell has to offer. Heaven or hell, life or death, we get to choose.
Choose to live life as if God is real, the risk is just way too great to live any other way.
Love and blessings,
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