[bibletalk] The Most Important Day of Your Life

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From: "Steve Preston" <prstn496@...>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 08:27:00 -0500
The Most Important Day of Your Life

          Today is the most important day of your life. It is the only day 
that you have. Perhaps it would do well to examine the reasons that make 
this the most important day.

          It is the most important because none of us know the day of our 
death. Solomon exhorts us to "Boast not thyself of tomorrow; For thou 
knowest not what a day may bring forth" (Prov. 27:1). In the same manner, 
James says "Come now, ye that say, To-day or to-morrow we will go into this 
city, and spend a year there, and trade, and get gain: whereas ye know not 
what shall be on the morrow. What is your life? For ye are a vapor, that 
appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away" (James 4:13-14). There 
quite possibly will be no tomorrow.

          Today is most important because God has spoken and His word must 
be obeyed. God tells us in Hebrews that "though he was a Son, yet learned 
obedience by the things which he suffered; and having been made perfect, he 
became unto all them that obey him the author of eternal salvation" (Heb 
5:8-9). Jesus tells us that "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, 
shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my 
Father who is in heaven" (Matt. 7:21). Obedience to the will of God must 
come from those desiring a place in heaven.

          This is also the most important day because to delay and to die 
means to lose your soul. Scripture tells us that "For what shall a man be 
profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and forfeit his life? or what 
shall a man give in exchange for his life" (Matt. 16:26)? There is nothing 
more valuable than your soul. It is worth keeping through eternity. There is 
only once chance: "And inasmuch as it is appointed unto men once to die, and 
after this cometh judgment (Heb 9:27).

          If you delay and die never having obeyed the gospel, you will be 
lost forever. If you delay and die being unfaithful, you will be lost 
forever. Today God is ready to save you if you will "repent and be baptized" 
(Acts 2:38). God wants to welcome you into heaven so "Remember therefore 
whence thou art fallen, and repent and do the first works." (Rev 2:5).

 In Christ, Steve Preston

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