Who's first in YOUR life?

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With God there is ALWAYS hope.

The Bible even calls Him "the God of hope." (Romans15:13)

"Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

In point of fact, we really do not need hope, not if we believe the Bible.

We know Jesus died and was resurrected; we know He gave his disciples enough detail about heaven and the eternal life we all can look forward to that they became tireless in proclaiming the Gospel; we understand they were willing to die a martyr's death because of what they knew was a certain future with their Master; and we have now had centuries of accounts from any number of people who experienced heaven and a return to this life, or who had visions of extreme detail and clarity of the grandeur and beauty of the place called heaven. In other words, we can be absolutely certain something magnificent awaits us beyond the end of this life on earth.

The question to be addressed is this: What does it take to be sure this promised eternal life is the one that lies ahead of us? Because the Bible is very clear. If that heavenly life is not the choice we make, then the only alternative is not going to be heavenly at all.

Many people have asked, "How can a God who is a God of love also be a God who will send us to eternal damnation?" The answer is almost deceptively simple: Because God is a God of justice AND love, He cannot and will not ignore the supreme sacrifice His Son made to provide us with that heavenly eternity.

Jesus told His disciples, "If you love Me, you will do what I say." God is telling us the same thing. "I love you so much that I sent My only Son to pay the price for sin. But I love My Son so much that I will not overlook all He did and said to bring you into Our Family. I have given you a choice, and that choice should be very obvious. So choose Me."

The Bible says that when we become members of God's kingdom, when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we have "passed from death to life." (John 5:24)  We no longer need to fear death...but we also no longer need to cling to an empty hope for our eternity. We can KNOW our eternity is secure.