16 I say unto you, can you imagine to yourselves that ye hear the voice of the Lord, saying unto you, in that day: Come unto me ye blessed, for behold, your works have been the works of righteousness upon the face of the earth?
17 Or do ye imagine to yourselves that ye can lie unto the Lord in that day, and say—Lord, our works have been righteous works upon the face of the earth—and that he will save you?
18 Or otherwise, can ye imagine yourselves brought before the tribunal of God with your souls filled with guilt and remorse, having a remembrance of all your guilt, yea, a perfect remembrance of all your wickedness, yea, a remembrance that ye have set at defiance the commandments of God?
I’m grateful for Alma’s reminder that we will all face a day of reckoning. I’m grateful that, through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we can all be prepared for that day (Ether 12:27). Today I will follow Alma’s admonition and imagine the positive outcome I would like to experience in the day of judgment. I will then recommit to live in a way which moves me toward that goal.