In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live. (Isaiah 38:1)
Today's Morsel: I have preached from today's passage, and my the title was, "If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do differently today?" Not a popular title, but one to cause us to consider. When God gave me this message, I immediately began to think what would I do, were there things that I should do or be doing. I thought about if I had a will in place. Had I told my family how much I loved them. Was I holding bitterness against any in my heart. Was I harboring ill feelings and unforgiveness. Many thoughts began to rush through my mind. Was my house in order. Not my natural house, but my spiritual house, since I am called the temple of God. I began to think if I had been building my life according to God's Word. Had I purged myself from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit. I even began to think of those who are on death row. Scriptures began to flood my mind of the unjust steward, the ten virgins, Belshazzar, Hezekiah. But none touched my heart as much as when Jesus said, "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh" (Matthew 24:42-44). What would you do differently today, if you knew you were going to die tomorrow?
Sing: I'm getting ready to leave this place, I'm getting ready for those gates of pearls, keeping my record right, watching both day and night, I'm getting ready to leave this place.