We make appointments for many things....doctors, dentists, hair cuts, attorneys, massage, manicures, ,etc. Sometimes things happen, though and we forget our appointment or we just skip it because we have something better to do. Sometimes we are late; sometimes we are early.
But there is one appointment you are destined to keep. It is a 100% odds that you WILL make it. That appointment is with death. Yes, that's right, the odds are one out of one. No one escapes this appointment.
You can try as you will, but the day WILL come when the Lord will call you home.
Hebrews 9:27 says "it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment".
Most of us do not spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about dying. At least not until something puts it in our face....like the death of a loved one, the terminal diagnosis of a friend or the sudden death of a close friend. Then we are once again reminded that it is real, it is coming to each of us one day and none of us knows when. But...God knows.
He knows your appointment. It may be nearer than you think. Or, you may have a lot more years to live. None of us know. Life changes in the blink of an eye.
The important thing is not to obscess about WHEN it is coming, the important thing is to be ready WHENEVER that day comes.
How to you get ready for death?
Romans 6:23 tells us that "the wages of sin is death". Every single one of us has sin debt. Romans 3:10 says "There is NONE righteous, no not one." So no matter how good you think you are, no matter how many good things you have done in your life. There will NEVER be enough good deeds to outweigh your bad deeds, not enough good things to measure up to God's standard. So if we have a sin debt and we cannot pay it, then someone must or we will be expected to pay the price for our sin. Aaaahhh...but, there IS someone who has already paid your debt...JESUS!! He paid your debt and mine. He paid a debt He did not owe, because I owed a debt I could not pay!! And all He wants is for us to receive the free gift He has so graciously bought for us...our cancelled debt...by receiving what He did on the cross for us. If we do that, if we place our trust in Him and receive the free gift of salvation, He will be waiting for us at our appointment with death and He will tenderly welcome us Home to be with Him forever more....!
Do you have the peace and assurance today that if you appointment should be today, you'd be ready? You can be. Just accept that free gift so freely offered and receive Him today. I'd love to share with you how you can do that.
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