Sometimes a person will say something ‘in jest’ which is a perfectly serious thought.
IN FACT, it will be sometimes be difficult to tell whether such statements are made “jokingly” or not.
And so it was that a person–who was asked a question–gave a reply which might have been spoken ‘in jest’.
“Have you ever thought of where you’ll be spending eternity?”
“Now, why would I want to do that? I’m comfortable. I live a comfortable life. If I worried about something like that: Who knows? I might not be so comfortable.”
Some replies are meant to answer questions.
Some replies are meant to supply information.
And, some replies are meant to put a stop to any further chit-chat on that particular topic.
The listener got the distinct impression that the reply given was to avoid talking about the question asked.
And so, no further talk on that topic happened.
…after some thought, an appropriate answer was imagined and it was supplied to the person during another, later conversation.
“Remember how the other day we were talking about eternity and you said you were too comfortable to worry about such things?”
[After a little think.] “Sure. Why?”
“You should keep in mind that COMFORT is a fleeting, fickle thing: here one second, gone the next.”
[After another pause.] “I’ll do that.”
And so, to any readers who have put off thinking about the last days, judgment and eternity: don’t wait. If you don’t think about those things because they might interfere with your present comforts, you should know that COMFORT is VERY temporary.
Like a man’s life.
“Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.”–Ecclesiastes 1:2
“Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.”Psalm 144:4
“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”–James 4:14
One moment, you’re getting ready to snack on some chips and a roast beef sandwich and watch a little TV…
The next moment, you’re gone.
Comforts are fickle.
Comforts are fleeing.
Eternity is FOREVER.
Better to upset a few temporary comforts than to suffer eternal affliction.
HOW much has the reader thought about where he will spend eternity?
OR, has the reader told himself, “I’ll think about that SOME day.”
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 12, 2021.]
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