Tomorrow will never come for many people.
“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For
what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a
little time, and then vanisheth away” (James 4:14). The
nature of our life is that we are on earth only for a
brief time. What if tomorrow never comes in your
If tomorrow nevercomes, I want to be found in
Christ. The Bible teaches we should, “…be found in
Him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the
law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the
righteousness which is of God by faith.” (Philippians 3:9)
I care nothing for self-achieved righteousness; I simply want
to be found in Him.
If tomorrow never comes, I want to have served faithfully
in the Lord’s army. I long to hear God say, “…Well done ,
thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few
things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the
joy of thy lord” (Matthew 25:21). Whatever has been put into my
hands my goal is to be trustworthy in it. Being God’s faithful servant
is what matters.
If tomorrow never comes, I want to die in the service of
my Lord. I realize, “I must work the works fo him that sent me,
while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work” (John
9:4). I desire to be busy whth God’s business diring the daylight
of my life. Night is coming.
If tomorrow never comes, I want my family and friends
to know of my love and I want to leave them an example to
follow. Paul said, “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of
Christ” (I Corinthians 11:1).
If tomorrow never comes, I want to have made some difference
for good in my world. “Let your moderation
(unselfishness) be known unto all men. The Lord is at
hand” (Philippians 4:5). I want to serve my fellowman realizing
that the Lord is near.
What would be your desire “If tomorrow never comes?”
Would you wish for one more day to obey? (Mark 16:16).
Would you wish for one more day to be restored? (Acts
8:22). Or would you pray, “Come Lord Jesus?”(Revelation
One night a little girl was walking
with her father under the beautiful starstudded
sky. As she looked up and gazed
at the grandeurs of God’s handiwork, she
said , “Daddy, I have been thinking. If the
wrong side of heaven is so beautiful, what
will the right side be like?”
What is heaven like? The Bible is clear
in its description of this beautiful abode.
HEAVEN IS A PLACE. Jesus said, “I go to prepare a place for
you” (John 14:2). Heaven is a real place, just as much a place as
Nicholasville. It is just as much a place as Chicago, Los Angeles, or
any place in the world. Heaven is a definite place and is as real as
HEAVEN IS A MANSION. Again, Jesus said, “In my Father’s
house are many mansions” (John 14:3). When we think of mansions,
we think of riches, splendor, beauty, security, joy and fellowship. A
few months ago, it was my privilege to tour the Vanderbilt mansion
in Ashville, North Carolina. One stands awed and amazed by the
beauty, stateliness and extravagance of a great mansion!Surely,
heaven is a mansion of beauty, splendor and security, a place of unspeakable
joy, abounding with true riches.
HEAVEN IS A CITY. Abraham “looked for a city which hath foundations,
whose builder and maker is God” (Heb. 11:10) Great cities
intrigue and inspire us with their tall buildings, wide streets and splendid
parks. What an experience it is to stand atop the Empire State
Building and view the city of New York. Yet if all the cities in the
world were multiplied together they would in no wise compare to
heaven. This heavenly city is: a Holy city; a happy city; a beautiful
city; An exclusive city; A city where God, Christ and kindred spirits
HEAVEN IS AN INHERITANCE. In the writing to Christians,
Peter speaks of “an inheritance, incorruptible, undefiled, and that
fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you” (1 Pet. 1:4). Children of
God are heirs of God (Rom. 8:17)!
On this earth we occasionally hear of people who are heirs of great
estates, but God’s faithful are heirs to vastly more. All the wealth of a
thousand worlds like ours cannot compare to heaven’s inheritance.
Surely heaven is the home to which you want to go when this life is
over. To reach this grand abode you must become a Christian and live
for Christ all the days of your life.
Have you ever been talking with a
friend on the telephone and been disconnected?
Because of some difficulty on the
line, you were hindered from talking to
your friend. You found it to be a very unhappy
and disagreeable experience to be
cut off from your party and not allowed
to continue your conversation.
Did you know that it is possible to disconnected
from God? If we have known
sin in our lives, this sin cuts off our line to
heaven if we refuse or fail to turn from it. Sin disconnects
us from God. The Psalmist said: “If I regard
iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear” (Psa.
This thought is repeated in John 9:31: Now we
know that God hearth not sinners: but if any man be
a worshipper of God, and doeth His will, him He
heareth.” Solomon went so far as to say, “He that turneth
away his ear from hearing the law, even his
prayer shall be abomination” (Prov. 28:9).
Unless we are seeking to please God and live in
harmony with His will, we have no reason to hope
that God will hear our cry. Sin cuts off our connection
It is not that God cannot hear, but rather that God
will not hear, when we refuse to depart from our
sins. “Behold the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it
cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot
hear; But your iniquities have separated between you
and your God, and your sins have hid His face from
you, that He will not hear” (Isa. 59:1-2).
Have you been disconnected from God because
of your sins? Why not turn from your sins and surrender
to Christ? Then with John you can boldly say,
“And this is the confidence that we have in Him,
that , if we ask any thing according to His will, He
heareth us” (1 John 5:14).
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