Psalm 116:8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
Sometimes as a Pastor, I will be sharing the gospel with someone and he or she will ask, “What has this God ever done for me?” In their sinful condition, I can understand how they might feel this way. However, if they could ever see what He has done for those who have put their faith in Him, and what He will give to them if they accept His free offer of salvation, I do not see how they could turn Him down.
Our verse today kind of sums it all up. He has forever released us from the sting of death. Until the day in which God sends Christ back to rapture the church, we will all have to face the time when we stop breathing and our body is laid to rest. However, that is not the sting of death. When something stings, it hurts. When we go from earth to heaven there will be no pain and suffering, just joy and, well, heaven. On the other hand, without Christ as your Saviour, you will experience the sting, the pain, and the torment of hell for eternity.
He also says He will never leave believers who are in Christ, nor forsake them. He will forever walk with them. Here on this earth as we travel through life, and from here to heaven as we are translated to Him. Forever, He will never leave me. The unsaved however will be separated from the love of God for eternity at the moment of death.
The Bible says He will wipe all the tears from my eyes, FOREVER. The lost however will cry out for eternity.
Therefore, here is the question, “What has He done for YOU?”
Looking forward to heaven is only part of the joy of knowing Jesus. Living for Him and with His Holy Spirit within us here on earth, is also rewarding today.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
1 Samuel 30, 31 / Psalm 116 / Proverbs 20 / Acts 23
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
1 Kings 3-5 / John 4:40-54
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… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director