#YOLO… Then Comes Judgment – Hebrews 9

From my reading in Hebrews 9 in the One Year Bible New Testament.


You only live once. It is true you only live once on this earth. But YOLO can be dangerous if what comes after is wrong.

Dangerous Applications of YOLO

  • So get drunk and party.
  • So don’t worry about working hard.
  • So have sex with whoever you want whenever you want.
  • Spend all your money for yourself now.

These applications of YOLO are very destructive to yourself and others. The writer of Hebrews gives us an alternative to the world’s version of YOLO.

 “And just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment…” Hebrew 9:27

You only live once, so get it right.

Everyone will die then everyone will be judged. Once you die it is too late to change what you have done in this life. What you do today has eternal consequences. The writer of Hebrews goes on,

“…so also Christ was offered once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him.” Hebrews 9:28

Those of us who have been saved by Jesus don’t have to be judged for our sins.

Instead we eagerly wait for his return and our ultimate salvation. So really for the Christian…

You only live twice.

The best way to make the most of this life is living for the next. You only live once, so live for eternity.  Tweet This

We should have an urgency tell as many people as possible about Jesus so that they don’t have to be judged for their sin.

Christians need to realize how short life is so they can make the most of the opportunities they have to tell others about Jesus!

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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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