Thoughts flashed through the minds of both persons inside the car of
unfastening their seatbelts and leaping clear of the vehicle. But when the
car slipped forward a little, such thoughts were quickly forgotten. They
were too scared too move. The slightest movement might upset the delicate
balance and send them careening down the mountain. The pair with death
staring them in the face was in desperate situation.
You, too, if you have not been saved from your sins, are in a situation
every bit as desperate as theirs. Death, the king of terrors as it
is called in the book of Job, is certainly lurking somewhere in your future.
At best, life is very brief, while in eternity death is forever. If you
dont know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, no matter how comfortable
your earthly situation is, you are tottering on the brink of disaster!
God whose unalterable nature is holy, just, and good, must hold every person
accountable for the sins they have committed. It is appointed unto men
once to die and after this the judgment. He will not judge sin the same
way men do. He will not trivialize it. He will not excuse it as normal or
natural. It is his nature to utterly abhor sin. One sin is enough to sink
a sinner into hell for all eternity. It is a fearful thing to fall into
the hands of the living God, is a warning from Gods word that ought to
solemnize the hardest of sinners.
His wrath hangs over every person who refuses to turn away from their
sin, and to believe on the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. If they die
without that all important change of heart and mind, towards the Lord Jesus,
they will suffer Gods wrath forever. These shall go away into
everlasting punishment, is a plain statement the Lord Jesus made in
reference to those who pass out of this world without ever coming to
repentance towards God. Repentance is a whole hearted change towards sin and
God. It is a turning away from the sin we once loved, and a turning to God
whose love and grace we had once spurned.