Robert Griffith | 7 May 2024
Robert Griffith
7 May 2024


Jeremiah 5:31d   “… But what will you do when the end comes?”

Jeremiah was delivering a warning to the people of Judah about the consequences that would result from the behaviours that they were currently adopting. Despite the fact that the people were going through the motions of worship, their hearts had long since moved away from God.

It’s possible that you’ve done this while you were in a worship service with your church family. You show up, but you don’t have your head on straight. You are a million miles away from what’s happening. Even while you are present, you are not fully present.  True worship means we love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. We worship in spirit and in truth. There’s more to worship than just showing up.

The people of Judah were living under a false sense of security that was perpetuated by false prophets and bad leaders. They believed that no harm could come to them regardless of how they behaved. Hoping to persuade them to return to God and turn from their present collision course he asks, “What will you do when the end comes?”   Have you ever considered that question?  How would you live life differently if you lived with the end in mind?  What would you start or stop doing?  How would you relate to others?

When you live with the end in mind, your first priority would be a right relationship with God.  You would live life to the fullest by living passionately and purposefully the way God created you to live! By embracing the fact that our time on earth is limited, we can live deliberately and intentionally, no longer postponing the joy and peace that come from fulfilling our God-given destiny.  So, why wait?  What will you do when the end comes?

Choose now to live a life with no regrets.  Commit the time you have remaining on earth to God, however long that may be.  In the form of a living sacrifice, present to Him all that that you have and all that you are.  Then, when the end does come, you will be able to declare, “It was worth it all!” as a number of people who follow Christ have told me from their deathbeds over the years!