These words were found in a British cemetery: Pause my friend as you walk by. As you are now, so once was I. As I am now, so you will be. Prepare, my friend, to follow me.
Sometime later, someone added: To follow you is not my intent, until I know which way you went!
Heaven or Hell, which will it be? Too many Christians think this is the most important question stemming from our faith. But I think there are many more important questions to ask when it comes to being a follower of Christ. You see, the Bible assures us of our destiny when we make the choice to accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior: “You alone are my inheritance. You are my prize, my pleasure, and my portion. You hold my destiny and its timing in Your hands” (Psalm 16:5). – “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
As His followers, Jesus offers many crucial questions for us to answer. Here are just a few:
- Do you love God with everything you have? (Matthew 22:37-38)
- Are you humble? (Luke 14:11)
- Do you want the same for others that you want for yourself? (Matthew 22:39)
- Do you love and pray for those you despise? (Matthew 5:44)
- Are you judgmental? (Luke 6:37)
- Are you forgiving? (Matthew 6:14-15)
Where you spend eternity is definitely important, but that question is already answered when you believe in Jesus. So, stop living for eternity and start living for God and others today. If you aren’t already, I challenge you to ask yourself more important questions regarding the many commands that Jesus gave His followers.