“For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away” (Jam. 4:14). Did you know that, on average, over 150,000 people die every day? Tomorrow will never come for countless thousands. Moreover, the majority of these have no clue that their earthly life is about to end. What if tomorrow never comes for you or me? Are we READY for that possibility?
IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES, WE MUST BE CERTAIN THAT WE ARE SAVED. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6). Moreover He commanded us to believe in Him – John 8:24, repent of our sins - Luke 13:3,5, confess His name before others – Matt. 10:32, and be baptized – Mark 16:16. Have you surrendered your life to Jesus and obeyed the gospel?
IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES, WE MUST BE CERTAIN THAT WE ARE TRULY FAITHFUL TO CHRIST. Revelation 2:10 states, “Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.” “Faithful” means to be persistent, steadfast and obedient to the end. Jesus said, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God" (Luke 9:62). Are you truly faithful to Jesus Christ?
IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES, WE MUST BE CERTAIN THAT WE ARE BUSY SERVING THE LORD. The apostle Paul urged, “be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Cor. 15:58). He added, “…let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” (Gal. 6:9) Are you serving the Lord in some way today?
IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES, WE MUST BE CERTAIN THAT WE ARE A LIGHT TO OUR FAMILY & FRIENDS. Jesus said, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matt. 5:16). Paul added, "Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ" (1 Cor. 11:1). Are you living the type of life that you would want your spouse, children or other loved ones to imitate?
We MUST be prepared for the possibility that tomorrow may never come. If you are not prepared, do something about it TODAY. You will never regret doing so.
Jesus, always Jesus!