It is something that we like to think about when we make good, moral, godly choices; yet it is something that we hate to think about when we make poor choices. It is something that is ultimately governed by God alone, yet many people believe, incorrectly, that they can govern it. It is the judgment that we will receive at the end of our lives.
The author of Hebrews reminds us that it is not only a few people will die and face judgment. Rather, all of us will die and everyone who dies will be judged by God. There are none who will escape.
When God pronounces judgment at the end of our lives, there are only two possible outcomes. We may either be told, "Well done, good and faithful servant," or "Depart from me, you who work lawlessness". There are no other options. The judgment is eternal.
If we were to die tomorrow, and if we knew that we would, how would we live differently with our last 24 hours? How would our relationship with God change? Would we treat our neighbors any differently? If so, how? Now, how are you going to live out the answers to these questions? After all, you never know if today really could be your last day.