We understand the brevity of life with the impending reality of dying. We understand the possibility of losing family, friends, and our peers to the appointment we all must keep. Being aware of the realization we will not last forever should motivate us to ask:
“What does the Bible say about death?” Hebrews 9:27 says And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgement. Taking a few minutes out of our day to walk through a cemetery will reaffirm our earthly tabernacle will be dissolved (II Cor. 5:1). Seeing those headstones should create reflection that drives our perspective. The reality is death is certain (Eccl. 3:1-8).
“Am I prepared for Judgement?” Romans 2:2 says But we know that the judgement of God is according to truth against those who practice such things. God’s Judgement means our life will be compared to His Word, His Standard, and His Commands the Day we stand before Him (Rev. 20:12). Scripture prepares us for the life (Titus 2:11).
“Why is being a faithful Christian our most important goal?” John 14:1-3 says Let not your heart be troubled, you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. Scripture is plain about death, Judgement, and the faithful being rewarded. Asking these questions is important, being able to answer them will determine our destiny.