When all is said and done, when this life is over, when the end of the world as we know it has come, there is only one thing that is going to matter. Is your name in the Book of Life?
We will all stand one day before the Lord God, the Creator of heaven and earth, the Eternal King and Almighty God, and He will open the Book of Life and see if your name is in it. That will be the one thing He is looking for. That will be your only defense. It will be your only hope at that moment.
Is your name there? Again, that will be all that matters on that day. It won't matter how often you went to church or whether you were a member of a church. It won't matter if you sang in the choir, taught a Sunday School class, gave offerings to missionaries or even pastored a church. It won't matter how much money you made, how popular you were, what type of education you had, how many degrees you had before or behind your name. It won't matter if you were the ruler of a nation, an Emmy Award winner, produced million dollar movies, or were the most famous person in the world. It won't matter how good you were. It won't matter that you never cheated anyone or on anyone. It won't matter how talented you were. It won't matter that you were a hero and saved lives, or feed the hungry, or clothed the naked, or ministered to the poor. It won't matter that you rallied for a cause, protected the environment or fought for human rights. None of this will matter on that day. The Lord will be looking for one thing, and one thing only--- is your name in the Book of Life!
If it isn't there then, it will be too late. You will be cast into the lake of fire to burn, but not burn up, forever and ever. If it is not there now, it can be. While you are still alive, you still have a chance to get it there. Turn to the Lord Jesus Christ in repentance of your sins. Acknowledge His saving grace that came through His death on the cross and follow Him from this day forth. Then when you stand before the Lord He will find your name, and instead of being cast into the lake of fire forever you will hear Him say, "Well done, good and faithful servant; enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world." (Matthew 25:23,34)
Have a great day. The only thing that matters is if your name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life. Is it?
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Coffee Break is a morning devotional written by Lorraine Ezell