Hannah graduated from High School last night. Each student was handed a blank diploma when they walked across the stage. They had to go to the auditorium afterwards and pick up the real diploma. Needless to say, Hannah had some fun with this last night, but it made me think.
What if we got to the other side of death and were to stand before our Creator God, and he were to say to us "why should I let you into my heaven?" Would there be enough evidence that we had a personal relationship with Jesus? Could you go to a time in your life when you drove a stake in the ground and the direction of your life changed?
The Bible tells us to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. In other words there must be evidence of a changed heart. The Bible also gives clear evidence that some will be in for the shock of their lives. Some will think they are in by all the good things they have done. Yet will hear, depart from me I never knew you!
So, I ask you today, what are you banking on to spend eternity with Jesus?
The Bible is clear, it is by grace through faith and not works. It is a life saving relationship with Jesus, a free gift that he offers and we receive. It is only through Jesus and nothing else. It Jesus or nothing. Otherwise you will be in for the shock of your life