What if you took a class and the teacher said on the first day, “As we meet together, I am going to tell you all the questions that will be on your final exam in advance. All you have to do is learn what they are and how to answer them.”
How would you respond? I’m sure that you’d be excited, listen carefully, and thank the instructor for caring enough for you that he will do all he can to help you ace the test and get an “A”! Nothing could be better.
One day, we will all die. Amazingly, despite the fact that everyone knows this, few people make any serious investment into understanding what they need to do to prepare for it. They say things like:
“I still have years to go until I die.”
“There are so many ideas out there, who knows which one is right?”
Or “I’m good, it will all work out in my favor.”
Despite the fact that God gives us the answers to the final exam, people put so little effort into hearing His answers. The majority of people take this approach. My hope is that none of you reading this are in that number.
As always, we’re here to help you. On Sunday, as we continue our really popular and well received “How It All Ends” series, we’ll help you get ready for the exam. You just have to make sure you’re here for the “class.”