Weeping and gnashing of teeth:

Many people still have a displaced sense of reality about being in the kingdom of God; they believe that somehow being righteous and living uprightly is boring. Those with such an opinion instead express opinions such as “live your life the way you want to,” which seems to be the mantra of life for many in this present time.

Going even further, many have bemoaned that there is so much going on that there is just not enough time to take it all in a lifetime. However, this belief is mistaken, misguided, and misinformed; those who think this way need to stop and re-evaluate life because in the end of time, only the meek will receive a reward of inheritance and will delight themselves in the abundance of peace (Psalm 37:11).

“For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile. Let him eschew evil, and do well; let him seek peace, and ensue it” (1 Peter 3:10–11).

What life should we seek to live today? What is the use of having lived this lifetime and not come to repentance and remissions of our sins to seek to obtain life when this world ends on the Last Day?

Therefore, do not waste this lifetime because whether we are alive or asleep we will be awake on Day of Judgment to face the only Savior: Jesus Christ who says: “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15). “Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3).

Jesus forewarned the generation when he was on this earth, which still echoes to all generations said: “Verily I say unto you, that there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the Kingdom of God come with power’” (Mark 9:1).

The mere mention of those words “taste of death” should send chills into every one who has not as yet repented and does not believe the gospel because Jesus also forewarned saying, “There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 8:12).

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