Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 21 April 2020

The Lessons from Death
It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. (Ecclesiastes 7:2)

Today’s Morsel:  When I lived in Japan and someone in the village died, almost everyone came to pay their respects and condolence.   Every now and then, I like to quote this verse to people by saying that Solomon says that it is better to spend your time at funerals than parties, after all everyone dies.  We should take it to heart (my wording).  For it is true.  Someday, everyone will die.  And the quicker we learn that lesson, the more we will prepare for it.  You see at a funeral, it lets you know that nothing is forever, even life.  As our funeral home advertisement used to say on the radio when I was a kid, “No one likes to think of death, but there is coming a time that we all have to face it.  Are your plans in order?”   Jesus said in Luke 17:26-30, "And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.  They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.”  Are your plans ready?   Jesus told us to remember Lot’s wife.

Sing:  Oh my brother, are you ready for the call?  To crown your Savior King and Lord of All. The kingdoms of this world shall soon before Him fall, we shall see the King when He comes.

Thought For Today:  Remember Lot’s wife.

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