LETTER: The prudence of preparation

Preparation for the unexpected or for important matters of life is a very wise and prudent thing to do. Whether it be for a pop quiz in school, a natural disaster, an unexpected emergency, the arrival of an unexpected guest, the education of one’s children, a wedding, a family vacation, a worldwide pandemic, a sporting event, a financial investment or for one’s old age and advanced medical care – advance preparation can be beneficial and can spare us of a lot of potential heartache.

Sadly, there is one matter of extreme importance that far too many folks never prepare for properly. Some folks disregard it all together even denying the need for it; many religious entities distort the proper manner of preparing for it while most people just get distracted by the busy details of life and delay it until it is too late to do anything about it. It concerns the matter of a condition which all of us will experience sooner or later. It concerns life in the sphere of eternity after death. Once we enter that sphere there is no coming back to do what was necessary to ensure for our betterment in that condition.

Those who prepare for important things are wise and prudent. Those who prepare spiritually now for life in eternity are very wise and prudent. For those who see it as important here are a few key Bible passages that address the issue – Romans 3:23; 5:6-9; 6:23; Matthew 11:28-30; John 3:15-19; 14:6 and 20:30-31. The choice to prepare is ours alone as are the positive benefits or the negative consequences.

G.W. Williams, Forks