Think about the above statement. Memorize it and mull it over in your mind from time to time. The question is related to our purpose in life and what we will accomplish here while living on earth. The Bible says that one day we will all stand before God. At that time the Lord will either be our Saviour or our judge.
"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:" (Hebrews 9:27)
We are either saved or lost and everything depends on what we have done with the salvation God offers us through the Lord Jesus Christ. So the question to think about is what really matters here while we are living on earth? Should our goal be to become the president of a big company? Should our goal be to accumulate as much wealth and spend that wealth on as many toys as possible? After we die what will all that count for in light of eternity? When you attended a funeral in days past did you ever see a u-haul with the dead man's goods? No, unfortunately for him, the dead man could take nothing with him into eternity. His goods were passed on to someone else and his job was filled with another person. Soon that dead man was forgotten. It may take a few years or a generation, but he was forgotten.
If these temporal things on earth have no lasting value then could it be that people are seeking after foolish goals? Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with money or a good job etc... However, if this is a major goal in life and we ignore things that count for eternity then we are missing the mark. Seeking after temporal goals while ignoring eternal lasting ones is really a waste of time.
"For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" (Matthew 16:26)
Lets start thinking in terms of eternal goals that will continue to bless us even after we die here on earth. The first and most important goal is salvation. We need to repent of our sins, and accept the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour and Lord. His blood shed washes all our sins away. After salvation there are many secondary eternal goals that we should seek after. For example telling other people about the good news of Salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ is a very high and noble purpose and goal in life. You can't take anything temporal from this world with you after you die, but you can take people! When you tell friends, family etc about the Lord Jesus Christ some will accept the same salvation that you did. That means that after death these people will also be in heaven. That is a very good goal and a excellent lifetime purpose. Telling people the Gospel and praying for people to be saved is one of the highest callings a person can do while on earth. The Bible says:
"And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever." (Daniel 12:3)
We are now living in the days just before the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth. What better time than now is it to shift your goals to eternal ones? First get saved if you are not, then start telling others the GOOD NEWS about forgiveness of sins and eternal life in the Lord Jesus Christ. Seek after these goals and you will be accomplishing something with your life of eternal VALUE! Don't spend all your time seeking after money, prestige, or power. These things quickly fade away and are forgotten. However eternal goals are a blessing in this life as well in the one to come in heaven. How are you spending your time?
EVEN SO COME LORD JESUS!!!!