All the rich of the earth will feast and worship;
all who go down to the dust will kneel before him—
those who cannot keep themselves alive.
Of all the people, the rich are those who think they have the right to be arrogant. There is no denying that according to the criteria of the world, they have been very successful, presumably by their own efforts. This, they say, is what gives them the justification for their pride and boasting as a peacock. Many of them say: “While on this earth, I’ll worry only about the things that belong to this world. There will be time to worry about other things later.” This argument presupposes that they have the opportunity to change their style and philosophy when they leave this world, which is absolutely untrue. Unfortunately for them, after this life there will be no way to change what was done in this world. But this is of little concern to them because while they are entertained with the things the world offers they do not have time to consider what the word of God teaches or what preparations are necessary for the future world and eternity.
When the world ends , without exception, everybody will have to offer honor and worship to Jesus Christ, King of kings and Lord of lords. The difference will be that some of us will do it voluntarily and others will do it by compulsion. In any case, at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of the Father. To which of the two groups you want to belong, to those who will be forced to bend their knees to surrender or those that will praise and worship with all their heart? The decision is in your hands, that is in your heart, that is in your mouth, for “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” Do not delay. Put aside everything that hinders you from getting closer to Jesus, such as attachment to human institutions or predilection for the traditions of men. Only God saves. Only to God be the glory!