Monday, August 19, 2019

1 Samuel 30:1-31:13; Micah 1:1-2:13; Romans 9:1-29

And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab
thirty days. Deuteronomy 34:8
And his people made no burning for him (King Jehoram
departed without being desired). 2 Chronicles 21:19

Have you ever wondered how you will be remembered after
your passing? Most of us have. Moses and King Jehoram left
with opposite commendations. Moses would be sorely missed
but Jehoram’s people purposely dishonoured him and let him
die in contempt, not buried in the tomb of the kings. One was
highly esteemed, the other despised. Let us be like the apostle
Paul who could say “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my
course” (2 Tim. 4:7). —Arnot P. McIntee

O God, I pray for grace to live,
So that when I die, I shall be missed. —Robert Murray McCheyne