“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints” (Psalms 116:15).
Today’s Morsel: One of the things about death is that it is promised to all of us. This is one thing that none of us is going to escape, and none of us knows when it’s going to happen, and none of us has any control in stopping it. You can’t buy your way out of it, no man on earth can deter it from happening to you, and no one that you know that has political or judicial power can get you out of it (see Ecclesiastes 8:8). And the part that most do not understand about it is that it is eternal. Jesus said, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). Once we are born-again of the water and the spirit, we become a child of God. If we walk according to His Word and live according to His Word, death will have no power over us (Revelations 20:6). The same way that sin should not have any power of you (Romans 6:14); because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4). The Bible says that heaven rejoices over one sinner that repents (Luke 15:7). You see, repentance is a form of dying. So precious in God’s sight is it when you die to the things of this world, commit and dedicate your life to him, live holy and separated unto Him as His sons and daughters. Have you died to yourself yet? Faith in Christ and repentance of your sins are the first steps to eternal salvation and the key to avoiding eternal damnation.
Sing: For above all else, I must be saved. For above all else, I must be saved. Lord whatever you have to do to me, don’t let me be lost for eternity. For above all else, I must be saved.
Thought For Today: Faith in Christ and repentance of one’s sins are the first steps to eternal salvation and the key to avoiding eternal damnation (Parker).