If Tomorrow Never Comes, By Charles Box

Tomorrow will never come for many people. “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away,” (James 4:14). The nature of our life is that we are on earth only for a brief time. What if tomorrow never comes in your life?

If tomorrow never comes I want to be found in Christ. The Bible teaches we should, “be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith,” (Philippians 3:9). I care nothing for self-achieved righteousness; I simply want to be found in Him.

If tomorrow never comes I want to have served faithfully in the Lord’s army. I long to hear God say, “Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord,” (Matthew 25:23). Whatever has been put into my hands my goal is to be trustworthy in it. Being God’s faithful servant is what matters.

If tomorrow never comes I want to die in the service of my Lord. I realize, “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work,” (John 9:4). I desire to be busy with God’s business during the daylight of my life. Night is coming.

If tomorrow never comes I want my family and friends to know of my love and I want to leave them an example to follow. Paul said, “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ,” (1 Corinthians 11:1). My prayer is that the example of my life can be such that I can say to family and friends, “Follow my example. I followed the Messiah; now you follow me.”

If tomorrow never comes I want to have made some difference for good in my world. “Let your moderation (unselfishness) be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand,” (Philippians 4:5). I want to serve my fellowman realizing that the Lord is near.

What would be your desire “If tomorrow never comes?” Would you wish for one more day to obey? (Mark 16:16). Would you wish for one more day to be restored? (Acts 8:22). Or would you pray, “Come, Lord Jesus?” (Revelation 22:20).

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