ONE day when Jesus Christ returns every person who has ever lived will stand before the throne of our ONE Almighty God and give an account of their ONE and only life. God will judge each ONE. He will separate those who have had no time for Him in this life from those who have lived their lives in worship and service to His will. It will indeed be a glorious day for those who are His, but a day of sad regret for those who did their own thing and did not humble their hearts to Jesus Christ.
Matthew 25:31-45 (read)
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.’” Matthew 25:34
This ONE verse wraps up the goal of every Christian… to hear those words! “Take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you…” We should want this for everyone we love—our family, our friends. We should want it for those we don’t even know because God loves each and every ONE.
If Jesus were to return today, whom of your friends and family do you fear would not be called to share in the kingdom He has prepared for those who love Him?
Commit your ONE and only life to God’s will and direction. Share Jesus with those around you so that on that ONE day when God judges each ONE of us, they too will be welcomed into God’s Kingdom.
Almighty Father, convict my heart to live in light of eternity. Strengthen me for your service each day and give me boldness to share my faith with those around me. Help me to influence many souls so that they too will share in the kingdom you are preparing. In Christ’s holy name, Amen.