Hebrews 9:27-28 – “And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, 28 so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, shall appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.” NASB
Last time we looked at the folly of being Unconcerned about the eternal. Today we want to consider another type of person as we seek an answer to the title question.
I have encountered a number of people who are terribly uncertain about their spiritual condition and their eternity. They are like the rich young ruler described in Matthew 19 and Mark 10. He ran up to our LORD and asked the powerful question, “what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
There are those who do not know the way to God. They hope but are not sure and live in torment and turmoil Uncertain. The apostle John offered hope in 1 John 2:3 – “And by this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.” Jesus addressed this in John 14:15 telling those hearing, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.”
To the Uncertain, we say: You can know about your eternity and settle the question today. God’s Plan of Salvation is for ‘whosoever will’ according to John 3:16 and numerous other passages. The pathway to Life is in repentance. We confess our sins and the Bible declares that He is faithful and just to forgive our unrighteousness. Therefore, we do not have to live Uncertainly but can live with Assurance.
The apostle Paul boldly declared his confidence and the banishment of fear in his life in 2 Timothy 1:12 – “…for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.” He had what could be called a ‘know-so-salvation.’
The Bible gives clear direction on how to be Saved. The Holy Spirit convicts of sin and leads us to the Light of God’s Mercy and Grace. The Blood of Jesus has been shed so that we could have life and that life could be abundant and eternal. I love how Paul addressed it in 1 Corinthians 15:54 – “…Death is swallowed up in victory.”
It is important that each of us keep in the forefront of our minds the reality that there may not be a tomorrow for us. Today may be the last day that we live on this earth, but we can have the calm assurance in our souls and have confidence in the Savior whom we have surrendered our lives.
We have an anchor that holds no matter the storms of life and that anchor is Jesus! We have the promise of Heaven and have the assurance of our LORD in John 14:1-4 – “Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 “And you know the way where I am going.”
So, we ask as the title question, “Which Describes You?” Are you Unconcerned, Uncertain, or Unafraid? The Promise of Jesus is that all that come to Him He will receive and not cast out. Take advantage of the opportunity and turn your life over to Jesus today!
God bless you as you enjoy this beautiful day in Him!