“He who is not with Me is against Me…” – Luke 11:23a NIV
When there is a huge crisis of some sort, people often run to their local churches. Whether it’s earthquakes, devastating hurricanes, terrorist attacks, mass shootings…they all cause many to seek comfort and protection from their Creator. I’ve got news for you. You will be grossly disappointed if your motivation for coming back to God is to escape danger. God does not promise that we’ll escape danger or even death. Whether it’s a terrorist attack or a heart attack, whether it’s a plane crash or a car crash, we will all face death.
Instead, come to the Lord with a spirit of repentance that says, “Lord, I realize how much of my life has ignored Your will and focused on my own self-interests. God, I now come to You with a repentant spirit. I want to call on the forgiveness and salvation of Christ. I know it’s a dangerous world we live in, but Lord, I want to get things right with You from here on. I want to do things Your way through the salvation of Christ and the teachings of scripture.”
Being ready for the hereafter is the best way to live for today. You will never be disappointed if you will take advantage of this opportune time to get right with God. He not only extends forgiveness, but will give you the promise of abundant, eternal life with Him now and forever.
So what’s it going to be? Are you with God or not? You’re either in or you’re out.