Justified Existence

This one's a little deep but it's been playing on my mind.

During all the debate on Obama Care, one of the issues discovered in the law was the advent of death panels. That's essentially a group of bureaucrats that will make decisions on who will and will not get certain medical treatment based factors such as age, health, cost effectiveness and things like that. Whether the democrats want to admit it or not, it's in the law.

That got me to thinking. What if these death panels were set up so that those who needed medical treatment had to go before the panel to plead their case for treatment. What would it take to convince the panel that you were deserving of treatment.

This line of thought took me a little further. What if we all had to stand before God and plead our case to justify our very existence? What could we say to God that we had done or would do here on earth that would make the case that we should be allowed to continue?

Let's see, we could say I've been a good person, I go to church, I don't hardly ever sin, I try to live a good life, I give money to the church, I take care of my children, I don't say bad words, I give money to charities, and so on and so on. Think that would be enough to suit God?

As I understand the Bible, we humans have only two reasons to exist, to praise and worship the one true God and to share Christ's salvation with others. That's it. Everything else we do in life should be to support our ability to fulfill the those two objectives. 

The time may or may not come that we have go before the Obama bunch or some other governmental organization to ask for medical help. But without doubt, the time will absolutely come, for all of us, when we will stand before God to answer for what we did with our lives while here.

I'm afraid most of  us, myself included, might have a hard time justifying our existence by our works and actions. Fortunately, we have the promise of John 3:16,

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.