And as it is appointed unto man once to die, but after this the judgment. Hebrews 9:27That got me digging and then I found this verse too:
Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? Job 7:1It made me realize we DO have expiration dates. God has our days numbered and knows exactly how many days we have on earth. We don't know our expiration date, and that is why it is so important to heed the Holy Spirit's calling when we hear it. He is calling to each of us to accept Christ. Are we listening? Are we heeding His call?
That verse in Hebrews describes what will happen to us. We will reach our expiration date and then we will stand before judgment. Not for our works or our own righteousness, for they are but filthy rags before the Lord. (Isaiah 64:6) God will look for the blood of Christ to be applied to our life, and that's it. That will determine where we spend eternity - with Him in Heaven or without Him in Hell.
As we wind up this holiday season with Christmas quickly approaching. Think about that baby in the manger and what He really came for so many years ago.