August 31, 2020

Get The Picture?

To describe how you’re feeling, you might say, “On a scale of 1 to 10, I’m a 4.”  But wouldn’t it be clearer if you said, “If life is a garden, mine is filled with dead flowers and parched soil.” That’s a “word picture.”

From missiles in the Middle East to mayhem in the Midwest too many are dying in this era.  We shrink from the subject of death, but the Bible minces no words:  “Every human being is appointed to die once, and then face God’s judgment.”

How would you describe death, using a word picture?  Think of it as ….. a revolving door.  It’s not the end of your existence.  It’s the vehicle that transports who you are from the constraints of time into the next room of eternity.

Francis Schaeffer asked, “How should we then live?”  But “How should we then die?”

You were at one time spiritually dead because of your sins and because you were Gentiles without the Law. But God has now brought you to life with Christ. God forgave us all our sins; He canceled the unfavorable record of our debts with its binding rules and did away with it completely by nailing it to the cross.”  (Colossians 2:13-14)

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