Life must end up with death someday. We must stand before the judgement seat of God on that day. God is counting the days that you spent remembering Him or forgetting Him, when you lived according to the word of God or according to the knowledge of the world, when you lived following the Holy Spirit or following the thoughts of the flesh. We must live in such a way as to please God and think how much we have lived according to the will of God.
Most people think the income earned by working with their hands is the most important thing, so they study hard to gain knowledge. However, if the income and knowledge are nothing to do with Jesus, you do not gain them, but rather lose them. There is nothing worth risking our lives for in this world. Living for the kingdom of God is the thing of the highest value.
If your life could be prolonged by 20 years by believing in Jesus, all people would believe in Jesus to live for 20 more years. But they don’t want to have faith in Jesus even though we say that we can live forever when we believe in Jesus. It’s because they don’t have the knowledge that they can live forever. The best form of knowledge is to prepare for the time of soul while believing in Jesus. He who loves his soul creates sweetly his future in the time of soul.
If you are led by physical desires, enjoyment and are trapped in pleasure-seeking, not having faith in Jesus, lacking spiritual knowledge, you will go to hell in the end. Even though believing in Jesus looks worthless and foolish on the earth, it guarantees the honor of living with the Lord in the time of the soul when your life ends. We can’t help devoting ourselves to believing in Jesus because of that day.
The length of our days is seventy years-or eighty, if we have the strength; yet t heir span is but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.(Psalms 90:10)
Pastor Seok-Jeon Yoon
Extracted from Yonsei Newspaper #512 (Jan 14, 2017)