Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Greatest Gift

O bless our God, you people, and make the voice of His praise to be heard
who holds our soul in life, and suffers not our feet to be moved.
Psalm 66:8–9

Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life.
He that believes in me shall live even if he dies,
and everyone who is living and believing in me will never, ever die.
Do you believe this?’
John 11:25–26

The most desired, and desirable, object in all creation is life itself.  Every creature in every realm loves it.  However, “nobody can keep his own soul alive” (Ps. 22:29).  And so, to keep forever the most precious gift in all creation, we must ask mercy from the One who gave us life to begin with.  And He has told us how to keep it forever: believe in His Son and walk in His Spirit.  “For if you live after the flesh, you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live” (Rom. 8:13).
What a precious promise!  The gift of life – forever – if we will but walk in the righteousness, peace, and joy of God’s sweet Spirit!  Nobody but a fool would turn down such an offer.

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