“In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.” 2 Kings 20:1
There is something special in knowing. Knowing brings awareness to a time or moment you did not see coming. Knowing helps us to prepare for what lies ahead.
When the curtains draw to a close on our lives here and our days have come to an end, most of us do not get the advanced warning King Hezekiah received from God through the prophet Isaiah. Most will not know that now is their time until it happens.
Knowing that we do not possess this absolute knowledge of specifics of time and circumstance, the Bible repeatedly tells us how to prepare for our future regardless of what does or does not happen, what we do or do not know.
Jesus, Himself, taught, “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh” (Matthew 24:44), and “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh” (Matthew 25:13).
We may have many questions and not know all that we desire to know, but this truth must always be grasped, be ready.
We prepare for so many unknowns in life; this we do know, there is an eternity, and where we spend it there is based on how we prepared for it here.
Below is a new poem I have written titled Get Your House in Order to go along with this post. I pray it is encouraging to you and shareable to all you know and love.
If not now,
When is the time
to tie up loose ends?
Tomorrow is not promised.
There is no guarantee.
It is today – right now,
that you must believe.
Believe, that He came.
Believe, that He died.
Believe, that He rose.
Believe, He ascended on high.
Believe there’s a spot
in heaven for you,
if you will just accept
this life anew.
Now is the time
to give God your heart.
To make a change,
and get a brand-new start.
To shed the old life and do away
with what doesn’t work.
To get your spiritual house in order –
turn to Christ, and to Him, convert.
(©Word for Life Says)
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