What’s Next After This?
Have you ever asked someone this question: if you die tonight, where will you spend eternity? Generally, I get one of two answers.
I’m a good person. I’ll go to Heaven.
Or I hope I’ll go to Heaven.
These two answers frustrate me because neither reflect God’s word.
Let’s take a look at the first answer. I’m a good person. I’ll go to Heaven. Okay, so you’re a good person. But we’re talking about being good enough for Heaven. How good is good enough for Heaven, and where do we find the answer to that question? In Romans 3:23 the Bible says that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. That includes me. And you, too. So are we really good enough to get in Heaven? Romans 5: 8 says “As it is written: None is righteous, no, not one. That plainly means none of us are good enough for Heaven. So, the first answer falls flat.
What about I hope I’ll go to Heaven? I would hate to walk through life not being sure of my final destination. I’d want to know without a doubt what happens after I die. I don’t want to leave anything to chance. I John 5: 11-13 says “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life, whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you many know that you have eternal life.”
I didn’t make that up. I found it in the Bible.
So, the answer is: I know that I know I will be in Heaven for all eternity because of the sacrifice Jesus made for me on the cross.
For God so loved the world he gave his one and only son. That whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
Dear Lord, thank You for dying for me so that I can be certain of my final destination. Amen.