What Are You Living For?
At the end of your life, what that you lived
for would have mattered? Would any of it have been worth living
for? Looking around, there is so much false value, and the world
offers such enticing and attractive things. Yet, in the end, all
of it, is worthless. At the end of your life are you going to look
back and realise that it was an utter and complete waste? Do you
want to find out, at the end of it all, that not only was it pointless,
meaningless and purposeless, but that your entire life was absolutely
abhorrent to the only One for Whom it was meant? The God of the
universe, the Creator of your soul is the only One worth living
What is going to count for you at Judgment
Day? What is going to be for your advantage? What is going to back
you up? Will your friends? Will you family? Will anything stand
by you? What are you actually living for that is worth your life?
We were made by an awesome Conquerer, an all-powerful holy and
righteous King. He made every human being, and He, rightfully,
made us to worship Him. It is rightful because He can do with what
He made whatever He wants. That is the right of being Creator.
So what did He do? He gave us authority over the entire earth and
loved us and provides for us. He is the very Sustainer of our beings.
But we wretchedly rebelled against this
great and holy God. We decided to tell Him to “stuff off” and leave us alone.
That's exactly why the world is how it is today – not because
of lack of education, or any other rubbish, made-up excuse. The
reason is simple for the state of the world: we hate Almighty God.
But He is holy, and He is impartial, fair and just. That is why
there is hell. Screw all the trash imagining that God is loving
and that's it. God is Love, and He is holy. He is the rightful
King of kings and Lord of lords. He alone is seated on the throne
of the universe. Not you. Not me. He alone is the One Who deserves
all glory. Not you. Not me. He made us to worship Him – not
a boring waste of time, nor a mindless act of slavery, but that's
why He gave us free will, to worship Him for all that He is, for
His goodness, and His blessings, which we obliviously experience
We said to God, “stuff you” and we decided to live
our own lives our way, to worship ourselves, to run life our way.
But we can't!!!!!!! He made it so that He is our life, or otherwise
we have no life. We told God to leave us alone, and one day He
will – in hell. Hell is eternal separation from God, all
goodness, love, mercy, compassion, all goodness – separation
from His glorious Majesty.
Even before the creation of the world, God decreed that He would
send His one and only Son, Jesus Christ to die for us. God is One
God, but Three Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
So when we talk about God sending His only Son, we understand that
it was the will of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit
for this to take place. There was total agreement. We cannot fully
comprehend the Trinity for God is infinite, and we are finite.
But we know that He is one God and Three Persons, each Person fully
So, even before man was created, before
man could even rebel, God knew that man would sin, and it was
then that the LORD God Almighty decided to send the Second Person
of the Trinity, Jesus Christ, to die the death that we deserve
and to suffer the eternal condemnation that we have earned for
ourselves. It was then, from eternity, that the LORD God Almighty
loved us, and He loved us so much, as to suffer His own wrath
in His Son, on our behalf. The very One Who we have sinned against
is the very One Who decided, out of His awesome holy love, to
receive the fullness of His own wrath for us! When we have sinned
against Him, hated Him, told Him to get lost, worshiped idols,
prostituted ourselves to rubbish false gods, whether money, or
sport, or other people – when
we have heaped on ourselves all this wrath that we deserve, He
still loved us, even before creation when He knew we would do all
these vile things!
To know how awesome His love is, we must know how seriously offensive
sin is. God cannot forgive sin. He is holy and that means that
He actually cannot forgive sin, but can only punish it. There
is no other way. He would cease to be God if He tolerated sin.
He would cease to be God if He was not just. He hates sin. And
we are sinners.
We, we, crucified the Lord Jesus Christ.
Who do you think it was? Was it the Jews? They shouted against
Him. Was it the Romans? They put Him on the cross. These people
did these things, but truthfully, it was me. It was me, me, me,
self-centered, pitiful, disgusting, wretched, sinful man. And
man goes on rebelling today, worse off and more depraved than
ever. But God loved us so much as to send His own Son – He didn't have another – He sent His
own Son, to infinitely humble Himself, to be flogged, beaten, hated,
pierced with thorns, ridiculed, mocked, utterly forsaken and punished,
to be absolutely soaked through and immersed by the wrath of the
Living God – which we rightfully deserve. He went through
hell to make us right with Him. How seriously does God take sin!
How much He hates it and how much He must love us to endure His
very own wrath for us! We cannot understand what Jesus went through,
all for the sake of love.
If there were any other way, then why the
flip would Jesus Christ have died? Why would He have suffered the
most terrible and horrific death ever, all for us?
Slaves, foreigners, and non-persons
were crucified. We treated the Living God as a slave, a foreigner,
a non-person. We hated, despised, and rejected Him. And all He
ever did was love us. All He did was warn us about the coming
wrath of His Majesty, which He took for us – for us!
We'd be pretty hopeless to hope in a
dead man, but He's not dead – Jesus
Christ is risen. He conquered death and sin for ever. He is seated
at the right hand of God the Father , and He is highly exalted,
the King of kings and Lord of lords, and He will return one day,
in glory, to judge every human to ever have walked on the earth.
He will judge with absolute justice.
And now, after all He's done, don't you think that He would be
so much more infinitely angry if, after taking the wrath due for
us, we continue to, and die, rejecting Him? Salvation is definitely
not automatic. Don't you know that we have rebelled against Him
far too long? And He said that if we do not forsake everything,
deny ourselves (because we are inherently evil), and follow Him,
then we cannot be His disciples. Jesus Christ must be your ALL
in all. What is there besides Him? What is worth living for? He
demands your all, and how can you possibly expect Him to save you
completely if you do not give yourself completely to Him?
You must appropriate His sacrifice for yourself. You must make
it your own. You must repent, otherwise you must pay for your sins
yourself. Someone has to pay for your sins. Jesus Christ has done
it already, but you are only saved if you are in Him. And what
does it mean to be in Him? Do you not know that Jesus Christ is
the only one worth living for? There is nothing else worth living
for. What? What is there?
To be in Jesus Christ is to be sold
out for Him, to live with Him as your God. He said that the most
important command was to love the Lord your God, with all your
heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. How
can you possibly love Him with your whole self if He is not the
reason that you live? He loves you so much. How much wrath are
you heaping upon yourself when you continue to reject Him? And
don't wait until you are old and ready to die. What if you die
now? You will stand alone before God. And when He sees that you
have all this sin to pay for – and
you can never pay for it fully – He will one day judge you
and send you to hell for all eternity to pay for your sins for
ever, because you can never fully pay for them, so great they are.
This is it. There is no more time to waste on useless, rubbish
things. There is no way to earn your way into heaven. Jesus Christ
is the only Way. There is no other. Jesus Christ is the only Way.
One day you will stand before God, alone. Will you be in Christ,
or will you be on your own? Will you be welcomed into heaven, or
will you be cast into the fiery lake of burning sulphur?
Now is the time. What are doing not choosing?
Jesus went as far as He possibly could go for you, especially you.
There was absolutely no further that He could have gone.
Christ is here. Where are you? Repent or perish.