And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment.
Many people willfully refuse to think about eternity or what will happen to them when they die. One reason is because they simply want to live for the moment—enjoying its pleasures or wrapped up in their daily cares. They also may sense that their lives will have to change if they begin thinking seriously about God and eternity—and they don’t want this to happen. They’re like the man in one of Jesus’ parables who refused to think beyond the pleasures of this life. He said to himself, “Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry” (Luke 12:19).
But God called that man a fool, because that very night death overtook him—and then it was too late. Death is real … eternity is real … Heaven is real … and so is Jesus Christ.