Many people will live their entire lives planning for retirement. Ensuring that all of their bills are paid, their 401K has enough money in it, planning a world cruise, or a camping trip across America. Day by day, week by week, they toil in this life waiting for the opportunity to enjoy the inheritance they created for themselves.
Here is a thought. What happens if you die the day before you retire?
The answer is in the story of the sheep and the goats (Matthew 25:31-3):
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.”
What is the difference between a sheep and a goat? Let’s see
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world”
“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.”
So what defines the difference between a sheep and a goat? Remember, Jesus is the Lamb of God. Those who are willing to accept Him by Faith, and confess of their sins, repent, and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior have the True Inheritance: Life in His Eternal Kingdom.
It’s amazing how our world has devolved so far to not only accept sin as acceptable behavior, but sanction that very sin. Is there an entity, an individual, capable of driving an entire nation, nay, an entire world into believing that sin is an acceptable behavior?
I’ve been befuddled how everyone that sanctions sin thinks that it is “cool” and “new” and “fresh” to sanction such behavior. There is nothing new in sin, it has existed since time itself. The bible records in multiple places that the pleasures of sin are temporary, and only for a season. That is because those sins can only be enjoyed in the flesh, because the flesh is the source of that temptation. Our flesh is the conduit through which Satan can tempt us, in his unending quest to pull us away from God. We are all tempted, and many unfortunately consciously choose to fall to that temptation in the belief that the temporary pleasure it brings is worth the price of their eternal life.
If you wish to strive for life eternal and receive your true inheritance, you must repent of your sins.
Open your heart to Jesus and pray the following:
Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I repent of my sins and ask you to come into my heart. Wash my soul clean. I accept you as my Lord and Savior.
Remember what Jesus said about the sheep and the goats:
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Many people will share memes of various things, but not posts such as these. Please remember Jesus’ words in Matthew 10:32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.”