Ready to Go?
Thus says the Lord: ”Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.”
The one who is walking with God should always be looking forward to the Lord’s return. The Bible tells us to prepare to meet our God (see Amos 4:12). The prophet Isaiah went to King Hezekiah and essentially told him, “Get your house in order, because tomorrow you will die” (Isaiah 38:1). Is your house in order? Are you prepared to meet your God? We always need to be ready.
When I travel, I always pack my bags the night before. I like to travel with carry-on luggage if possible, because my luggage sometimes doesn’t make it to where I am going. But the problem is that I have a tendency to overpack. My garment bag looks more like a large ball than something that is stored in an overhead compartment.
But there is another thing I always remember to do: purchase my ticket. I can’t just show up at the airport and decide at random where I’m going that day. Rather, I always know where I am going, because it says so on my ticket.
So I want to ask you: Are your bags packed? Is your life right with God? Is there anything that you need to change? If so, deal with it now.
Also, do you have your ticket for heaven? You could never afford to buy the ticket. All the money in the world could not buy it. All the religious deeds, all the morality and goodness we could muster could not buy it. It was bought by the blood of Jesus Christ. And He offers it to you at no cost. But even though it is free, it wasn’t cheap. Your ticket to heaven cost Jesus everything.
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