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THE APPOINTED DAY

2 Chronicles 9:31 “And Solomon slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of his father David; and his son Rehoboam reigned in his place.”

IT WILL HAPPEN ONE DAY

 Now, I don’t want to sound morbid, but we will all die one day.  Look at today’s verse.  As great as Solomon was, as rich as Solomon was, as wise as Solomon was – he still died and left all he had to his son.  Nothing he accrued here on earth went with him.

The same is true for us.  Whether you are a beggar on the street or the President of the United States, you will meet your Maker one day.  Nothing can prevent that.  So, the question begs to be asked, “Are you ready?”  That is the most important question I may have asked in this devotional book.  Are you ready for eternity?

TEACHING MOMENT

 Your children are your children for a season.  God has entrusted them into your care for one reason – to lead them to Him. That’s your job.  It’s not the Pastor’s job.  It’s not the Sunday School or small group leader’s job.  It’s yours.  If you spend all the time and money you have educating, feeding and clothing them and they die and go to hell, you have not achieved your purpose in child rearing.

That’s kind of heavy, huh?  Now, I know the decision is theirs.  They must make that personal decision to follow Christ as their Savior and Lord. You can’t make them come to Christ. God knows that.  He won’t hold you accountable for their decision.  However, He expects you to do all you can to lead them to that moment.  What they do with it is up to them.

Death is sure.  For some it is early.  For others it is late.  But it will come to all (unless the Lord returns before that day).  Live your life as if it is your last day.  Share Christ with others.  Live Christ in front of others.  And know that you are ready any day to see Him face to face.

O God, My Savior, I am ready.  I long to see Your face.  But Lord, there are many in my life who don’t know You.  Help me lead them to You.

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