What a solemn question! Perhaps you are well and strong and you think you have a long time to live. What if you are wrong? What if death is nearer then you think?
A rich man once said to himself, “I have much goods laid up for many years; take it easy; eat, drink, and be merry.” (Luke 12:19) But God said to him, “You fool, this night your soul shall be required of you.” (Luke 12:30) That rich man must have been shocked to hear he only had a few more hours to live. You just don’t know when your time will come.
Christ is knocking at your door, waiting for you to open to Him. “Behold, now is the day of salvation.” (2 Cor. 6:2) “Boast not yourself of tomorrow; for you know not what a day may bring forth.” (Prov. 27:1) Accept God’s offer of salvation now just as you are.
Yes, God is closely observing every detail of your life and He “will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts.” (1 Cor. 4:5)
What an awful day when every secret thought and hidden action will be brought to light by God Himself. You know you have not glorified Him in your every thought and action. You have not been as thankful to Him as you should be. You have been living for yourself, according to your own plans without considering God. How can you meet God in that day of judgement without a Savior?
“And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it … And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened.” (Rev. 20:11)
You are not going to be judged according to what you think about yourself, neither by what others think about you. You will be judged by what God Himself writes in those books.
“And the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.” (Rev. 20:12) God sees every motive of your heart. He knows every secret thought, every covered act.
“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” (Rev. 20:15) None shall escape judgement except those whose names are found in the book of life.
Think a moment about what Jesus Christ did for you on Calvary’s cross.
“For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God.” (1 Pet. 3:18) “Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree.” (1 Pet. 2:24) “The Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” (Isa. 53:6) “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many.” (Heb. 9:28) “The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7)
“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” (1 John 4:10) Think what it cost Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, to suffer on the cross that we might be set free from the coming judgement and be in heaven with Him forever! For “greater love hath no man then this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13) So “hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down His life for us.” (1 John 3:16) What love!
He is ready and willing to receive and forgive you if you will confess your sins and rebellion to Him. Come to Him just as you are. Hear Him calling you, “Come unto Me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28) “Him that comes to Me,” Jesus said, “I will in no wise cast out.” (John 6:37) Come now, tomorrow may be too late.