That none should perish but have everlasting life is the perfect will of God. Of course, this does not mean that none will perish for the twentieth chapter of Revelation tells us otherwise. There we read that “anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”

Do you recall the men and women Paul mentioned in Philippians as his fellow workers in the gospel? Their names were written in the Book of Life, and they were well aware of it long before they died. How did they get their names in that Book? They, like Paul, embraced the righteousness that God provided for them through Jesus Christ and rejected any notion of earning their salvation.

The Father has no pleasure in the death of the wicked. Over and over, Jehovah cries out to mankind to turn from their sin. He tells them that unless they repent, they will die in their iniquity. It is sad that people would choose to suffer eternally because they prefer to “enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season”, but it is a choice, and there is a way out.

God has provided an escape for mankind and it is found in repenting from your sin and turning your life over to Jesus Christ. God has done all that is required to settle your debt of sin. All that is required of you is to call upon the name of Jesus Christ. The work is complete. and it is all of grace.

Reader, you have an appointment with the True and Living God. How will you answer for yourself? Will you claim to be a good person? Scripture says, “There is none righteous, no, not one”. Will you plead ignorance? That won’t cut it either: “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse”. Will you seek to enter heaven some other way? Jesus insisted there is no other way.

The gospel of Jesus Christ is the only cure for sin. Where you spend eternity is your choice. God does not want you to perish. That’s the truth. The question is, do you believe it?

I beseech you today, right now, be reconciled to God. Respond to Jesus; don’t ignore His knock. Simply enter into the family of God by faith in Him.