posted Feb 12, 2017, 6:29 PM by Dale Barnes

“What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self. If anyone is ashamed of me and my words. The Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory…” (Luke 9:25-26 NIV)

Many, many people pass out of this world in death each day. Some it happens by natural events, others lose their lives in wars around the world. We hear about these happenings continually.  Many well known people in politics, the arts, sports, etc.; they are praised by their generation for contributing to their place in life. I have heard expressions like “they have gone on to their reward.” What is the way to lasting praise from God?

Jesus warns: What shall a man profit if gains the whole world in honor, money and praise, and then loses his life for eternity?  All will give an account of their lives before God. Jesus said, I am the way, truth and the life. No one comes to the Father(God) but by me.” (Jn.14:6) Jesus will be that judge one day. (Acts 17:31) He said, the way is broad that leads to destruction and many go that way. The way is narrow that leads to life and few go that way.(Mt.7:13-14)

The gospel (good news) is still be being offered to all. Open your heart to Christ. Be honest, confess your need of him to forgive your sins. Thank him for what he has done for you.  Christ died for you!  “Whosoever calls on the name of the Lord (Jesus) shall be saved.” (Acts 2:21) God’s salvation is free to all. Become a follower of Christ. He will prepare and lead your life into fruitfulness that will last forever. He is faithful. Put your trust in him!