Our time upon this earth is not some holiday or vacation to be passed in vain and with wontedness for life. Many people assume that time can be discarded and made up again during a life span because the general thought is that time does not really matter.
However, our time on this earth is in fact very short: our life span is no more than one hundred and twenty years (Genesis 6:3). From the God’s prospective this is split seconds because “…one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day” (2 Peter 3:8).
“For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? For who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?” (Ecclesiastes 6:12).
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).
What is our life? It only but, a lifetime.
Therefore, we must have a consciousness of the work we do in our lifetime.
“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest” (Ecclesiastes 9:10).
“Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for [GOD NOW ACCEPTETH THY WORKS]” (Ecclesiastes 9:7).
“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the [REWARD OF THE INHERITANCE]: for ye serve the Lord Christ” (Colossians 3:23–24).
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences” (2 Corinthians 5:10-11).
On the Last Day, the Day of Judgment, the End of time, when the books are opened, the prophet Daniel said: “And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt” (Daniel 12:2).
Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, the Lamb says: “And, behold, I come quickly; and my [REWARD] is with me, [TO GIVE EVERY MAN ACCORDING AS HIS WORK SHALL BE]. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last” (Revelation 22:12-13).