I started a tradition over at my other site (where I talk about the bible and money), where I would post a devotional thought on most Sundays. I then continued that practice on Fat Guy Skinny Wallet, and I hope to keep posting devotion messages here.
They will either be based on my own personal study, or from another source.
Today we are reminded of the promise that death is a blessing to those who know Christ, by J. C. Ryle (courtesy of Grace Gems):
(J.R. Miller, “Help for the Day”)
“They are without fault before the throne of God!” Revelation 14:5
Death to the Christian, only . . .
washes out all his sins and stains,
shatters the crust of his mortality,
sweeps away all his moral spots, blots, infirmities, weaknesses, follies, limitations and blemishes–
and then life expands into perfect freedom, fullness, joy, and power.
The translation of a Christian from earth to Heaven, is but like the removal of a tender plant from a frigid northern garden, where it is stunted and dying–into a tropical field, where it puts out most luxurious growth and covers itself with splendor!
“In Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore!” Psalm 16:11
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