What if I were to offer you a deal that stated if, for a six month period, you would take care of your ailing neighbors, worked regularly in a soup kitchen, and visited the elderly every day in the nursing home, that I would guaranty your health benefits for the rest of your long life? Are you willing to make that deal?
What if I were to offer you a deal that stated if, for three months, you spent a portion of your paycheck buying food for the local food shelf, or send it to an overseas organization that helps to feed the poor and hungry, and that once you complete that I would supply all the food you would need for the rest of your life? Are you willing to make that deal?
Well guess what. Someone has already offered you a better deal then those I have listed here. God has already offered you a beautiful home for eternity. He has already promised to give you all the nourishment you will ever need. He has stated that you will always have great health and never shed another tear in pain. He has offered all this and more to everyone who is willing to accept his "deal".
We must live by his commandments. We must except that Jesus, God's only Son, did come to this Earth, suffer, and die for our sins. We must except the words of Jesus, and that the only way to get to Heaven is through Him. We must except that God does exist, and so does Jesus. We must except that God is merciful and willing to forgive us of all our sins if we but come to him and try to live our life as he commands.
Our lifetime is less then a year, or a month, or even a minute to God and his Son. They ask that we spend this short lifetime we have living our life following Their way. If we do, They will take care of us for an eternity. The deal will not be easy. It will test us. There will be hardships.
Are you willing to make the deal to spend eternity with Him?