There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it. (Ecclesiastes 8:8)
Today’s Morsel: When I was in the Army, we all knew that we had an expiration time in service (ETS). We all knew that one day we would either get out or retire. Even today, should the Lord tarry, all of us have a set time that we will die. And there is nothing we or anyone else can do to prevent it. Solomon said that there is no discharge in that war. In other words, no one can prevent it from happening. In the military you can get a discharge and get out. But that is not the case with death. We all have to face it. So since there is no discharge, what are you doing to be ready for eternity? “Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call” (Acts 2:37-39). Salvation and maintaining a life of holiness and peace will ensure an eternal life with Jesus. That is the preparation for death we all should be making.
Sing: Are you ready should the Savior called today? Would Jesus say “Well done” or “Go away”? My home is for the pure, the vile can never stay, we shall see the King when He comes.
We shall see the King, we shall see the King, we shall see the King when He comes; He’s coming in power, we’ll hail the blessed hour, we shall see the King when He comes.
Thought For Today: There is no discharge in that war (Solomon)