Just a sobering thought on this day when revelers will drink the night away.
This New Year's Eve is the last that millions of people alive today will know.
Two thousand nine, like every year before it and preceding the return of the Lord Jesus, will see people pass in death from time to eternity. For those who trust in their own righteousness (Rom. 3:10-20), they will pass from death to death. Those who cling by faith to the grace of God shown in Jesus Christ will pass from death to life in the very presence of God (Rom. 3:21-26; 2 Cor. 5:1-10).
We all stand condemned and sit under God's just wrath, awaiting our appointment with the Judge (John 3:1-21). God's wrath abides on us unless we abide in His Son Jesus (John 15:1-17).
So tonight, settle up with your accuser (Luke 12:57-59), plead for mercy and trust in Him who died showing mercy to undeserving sinners (Luke 23:34, 43), for today is the day of salvation (Hebrews 3:7-19) and no one knows how many tomorrows they have left.