Posted by: Larry Hoekman | August 28, 2015

Daily Readings — But Now . . .

Day 2158: TGIF!!! Thank God I’m Forgiven!

Scripture: death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 15:55-57

Thoughts/questions: Yesterday, I coordinated/officiated a memorial for a 29 year old ex student whose struggle with the demons of life took him far too early. The talk was difficult as he was ‘spiritual’ but did not appear to have a relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.

The song Amazing Grace is not referring to eternal life, but one phrase is appropriate to death – I once was lost, but now am found; was blind, but now I see. The day we die we WILL have a definite ‘but now’ experience. Whatever our thoughts or beliefs about eternity, we will then say something like this – I used to believe this about eternity, but now I know!

So what does happen when you die??? Today’s verses specifically delineate how to gain victory over death and who gives that victory – through Jesus! We are all faced with eventual death – 1 or of 1 people die. Are you ready for eternity? Are those in your acquaintance ready?

We have but one life and we must take it seriously. Eternity is at stake. May you be confident that when that day arrives, you are ready because you have Jesus as your Lord and Savior!

Suggested prayer: Dear Jesus, thank You for gaining victory over death. Thank You for giving me eternal life . . .

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