Wages earned…

Eternal life is not a wage to be earned; it is solely a gift from God that can only be given through Jesus Christ. There is no other way: Jesus saith to him, `I am the way, and the truth, and the life, no one doth come unto the Father, if not through me; -John 14:6 (YLT)

One of the most difficult things I have to do sometimes is to attend a memorial service or funeral for someone who I suspect died without ever having acknowledged Christ as their Savior. I can only hope that they came to some conclusion and made a decision for Him before passing into eternity. Moreover, I can only imagine how difficult it is for a minister to eulogize someone who was not saved (unless they are so liberal that they embrace some sort of universalism that says everyone is OK with God). Quite often, I get a list of their accomplishments or what other people thought of them: a good worker, friend, parent, neighbor, etc. Sadly, those of us who know Christ also know that it has to be more than that.

And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. –1 John 4:16 The Bible clearly tells us that God is love and wishes no one to perish (2 Pet. 3:9). That is not my opinion, but a stated fact in His word that one can either embrace or reject. He gives us the freedom to do either. I pray you have made the right choice. The life He offers is beyond compare to any temporary arrangement we may think we have here on Earth.

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