Ever have someone wish you a good day? Your next door neighbour, the cashier in the supermarket, your friend at school, or even a total stranger may say to you, “Have a good day”. But does this wish cause us to have a good day?
A good Day and A Good Forever
It is our wish for everyone not only to have a good day but to have a good forever. And how can you have a good day if you are not assured of a good forever? You may try to ignore the future by concentrating on the pleasures of this life.
You may be partly successful with this and even say to yourself, 19 … Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.” (Luke 12:19). But if you do not know where you will be when your life is over, thoughts of the future will inevitably return to spoil your present joys.
One Thing Can Ruin Both
God has provided a way for everyone to have a good forever. But, if you do not avail yourself of that way, then your future is foretold in Hebrews 9:27: 27 “Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment”. Death and judgement are the results of sin.
“23All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Sin will keep you from having a good day. If you die in your sins, it will be too late to change your forever (Revelation 20:15).
Today Can Make the Difference
But you can change that future now. “2Behold, now is the time of Gods favour, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2). God, who is holy and must punish sin, is also a God of love. He has provided a way for sinners to be saved from the consequences of their sin. God is longsuffering toward us, and is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (See 2 Peter 3:9). In fact, God never prepared hell for man but for the devil and his angels (Matthew 25:41).
The Price Has Already Been Paid
The salvation that God provided does not set aside His holiness and righteousness. It is summed up for us in Romans 5:8: 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us”. Christ, the sinless Son of God, satisfied all of God’s holy and righteous requirements by dying for our sins. God’s wrath and judgement against sin were met by Christ when He suffered the awful agonies of the cross (Matthew 27:45; 1 Peter 3:18).
What Is The Way?
Yes, God has provided a way for you and me to have a good forever. This way of salvation is open to all who will confess their sins to God in true repentance, believe that Jesus died for them, and receive Him as their Lord and Saviour. If you sincerely take these steps, the power of death will be broken and there will be no judgement ahead for you because Jesus Christ has said, 24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” (John 5:24). Your sins will all be forgiven and your future will be bright and clear with a certainty of being with Christ in heaven.
The Source of Good Days
As a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ you will not only be sure of a good forever, you will also be able to have a good day every day. Jesus will never leave you, and the more you fellowship with him through prayer and reading the Bible daily, the more you will experience His presence in your life. Even when everything around you seems dark and discouraging, God’s presence in your life brings “11You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” (Psalm16:11).