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Reckoning will come one day
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Not everyone seems to believe that there will be a day of reckoning with their maker. Despite this, God’s word cannot be ignored.

Each person one day will give an accounting. One that day it will be too late to change what one has done with their life.

One’s eternal destiny is set by what is done now. Everyone should take the time to study God’s word and to obey what it says.

All will stand accountable for the way they react to God’s word, and this should make everyone search for the truth in all religious matters.

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that everyone may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad” (2 Cor. 5:10).

The idea that God does not exist is foolish. David wrote, “The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God” (Psalm 14:1).

They reject the evidence they see each day and choose to believe a theory of how man evolved from an ape. “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork” (Psalm 19:1).

God does exist and all men are accountable to him.

God’s word has been given to man so he can come to understand God’s love and God’s terms for forgiveness. James wrote, “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves” (James 1:22).

Those who refuse to listen and obey God now will find one day that God will not listen to them. “Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the Lord of hosts: (Zech. 7:13).

Luke tells of one who ignored God during his lifetime and realized too late what he had done: “And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

“But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us that would come from thence” (Luke 16:23-26).

God loves everyone and wants all to be saved, but he created man to have his own will, so that one can determine what they are going to do.

If a person looks into what it takes to obey God, it is readily seen that obedience is a must – and it is not too much to be asked by God to obey his word.

Don’t turn your back on God. Search his word and obey it while time is on your side. A day of reckoning is coming.

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