Read John 5:28-30

Don’t be so surprised! Indeed, the time is coming when all the dead in their graves will hear the voice of God’s Son, and they will rise again. – John 5:28-29a (NLT)

God encourages us to live with our end in mind. We will all be raised again after death, and separated into those who have let God work good in and through them, and those who have continued to try to reach God in their own strength. Since our own strength is tainted by sin just like our own thoughts, words, and attitudes, that will end in disappointment and judgment. So if you’re still trying to earn your way to God, today’s a great day to change, and let Jesus’ righteousness become yours.