If I had taken my accounting class more seriously, I would have discovered much sooner that I was actually good at keeping books! Our high school offered many business courses where we learned to type on “old fashioned” typewriters, many of the girls took shorthand classes, and both boys and girls took accounting classes if they had any interest in finance or business for the future. When it came to the accounting courses offered, our job was to balance the books of the gas stations, department stores, and offices in the ledger. Every transaction needed to be in the right column for things to balance out. Everything had a place in the books.
What about the books in heaven? The name of every person ever born is listed in the Book of Life on the day of their birth. This book keeps a record of all that is done in that person’s life—good and bad. The other book is the Lamb’s Book of Life, reserved for the names of those who have accepted Christ’s gift of salvation and had their sins blotted out:
And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the Book of Life; and the dead were judged according to what they had done as written in the books [that is, everything done while on earth]. Revelation 20:12
God keeps perfect accounts in His Books. In Revelation, the last book of the bible, warnings are given to the reader to consider where their name is written. Only one book offers life, and one word makes all the difference: the Lamb. Accept the gift of eternal life through Christ, the Lamb, and you can be assured that your name is right where it needs to be!