You have probably been asked, “How did you sleep?” But what about, “How will you sleep?” when it comes to death.
We have two choices:
- One, we can sleep peacefully in Jesus – “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 4:14)
- Or two, we can sleep miserably in our own bed of spiritual failures outside of Christ only to wake up unprepared on the wrong side of eternity – “[The return of Jesus] is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming – in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning – lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!” (Mark 13:34-37)
The living must be prepared to choose which bed we’re going to sleep in because not all sleep is equal, once the bed is made we’re going to lie in it (Ecclesiastes 11:3), and the alarm clock that will awaken us all will ensure that quality will out-measure quantity. EA
“Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth – those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.” (John 5:28-29)