Before you leave this life, what is the single most important thing you must do? That’s a monster of a question isn’t it? I imagine if I took a survey of 100 people I’d probably get 100 different answers to this question.Obviously, what’s important to one isn’t necessarily important to another.So many things go into making such an important decision; things like the culture you were raised in, religious training,family background,your life situation,etc…

The question of what is the most important thing you must do before leaving this life speaks to things eternal, for we are here for a very short time.

James 4:14 (NKJV)
Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.

Many of us believe we have a long life ahead of us,while there are others among us who feel they are invincible and will never feel the effects of age or disease.The truth is that even if we live to be 120 years old that amount of time is but a vapor when compared to eternity.Actually,none of us are promised a tomorrow!We are here for such a short time so what should we do with this knowledge?

Here’s the cold,hard truth…every last one of us is going to taste death at some point in time.Even if we are alive when Christ returns this mortal body must be transformed into one that will not decay.Listen to what the writer of Hebrews had to say about the subject:

Hebrews 9:27 (NKJV)
And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,

Our lives as we know them now will one day end but the day and the hour no man can tell.We will stand before a Holy God to give account for the life we have lived here on earth.Armed with this understanding,Before you leave this life, what is the single most important thing you must do?

We must prepare for the life to come! That’s the answer!!We must ask the Lord to forgive us of our sins and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.If we fail to do this,nothing else matters.Our lives have been for naught if we fail to accept Christ.No matter what we manage to accomplish,no matter the great deeds we have done,it won’t matter if our name is known in the highest levels of society.

If we dare to leave this life without Jesus,we are destined to spend eternity separated from God and our loved ones who did accept Him.

Before you leave this life….won’t you repent of all sin?Make your preparations today!

Be blessed,

Ron

 

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