Job 19:20 (NIV)
I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth.
Although this verse is regarding the faith and suffering of Job, we can look at it in a different way. When we finish our earthly lives will we be entering heaven as victorious saints or as those barely escaping hell fire? The answer to that question depends on how well we know the Lord Jesus now and how well we're serving Him on this earth. As the Apostle Paul said, "run in such a way as to win the prize."