My wife recently picked up a book at a yard sale titled, “The Lost Soul’s First Day in Eternity.” As I’ve read it in my devotions, I’ve been greatly challenged by this little book’s very graphic and horrifying description of Hell as a real place of torment, hopelessness, and anguish.
It is interesting to note that the yard sale was at the home of the pastor of a church where the reality of Hell would have been mentioned in times past, but would be too upsetting to most church members today. He apparently felt he no longer needed such a book in his library.
But, despite what’s politically correct in the church world of our day, the Bible still teaches that Hell is just as real as Heaven and that more people will go there than will go to Heaven. It also teaches that how we spend our time today might keep someone from going to Hell. Realizing that fact, gives us what I believe is the most powerful motivation possible to redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.