Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Nehemiah 5:1-19; Haggai 2:1-23; Revelation 10:1-11

The sting of death is sin. 1 Corinthians 15:56, NKJV
God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8, NKJV

The process of dying can be traumatic. The anticipated parting from family and friends can create agonizing moments of sorrow. As difficult as these circumstances are, the real “sting of death” is sin. God’s Word says, “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement” (Heb. 9:27). Have you believed what Christ did for you on the cross? Or, will you choose to refuse God’s gift of eternal life through His Son and face the “wrath of God upon [you]” (Eph. 5:6)? —Bob Cretney

If in sin you longer wait, you may find no open gate,
And your cry be just too late: be in time! —Charles Mason