The scripture for today, August 23, is 2nd Kings 8:23 as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:
“As for the other events of Jehoram’s reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?”
All the years of this great king’s life were reduced to a few pages in a book. When you die, what will there be to write about? Will people list only the date and place of your birth, marriage, and death ~ your statistics? What will you be remembered for? What will be in your obituary?
Better still, what is God writing about you in his books? “And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne and books were opened. Another book was opened which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books” (Revelation 12).
Will your book be thin with not a lot worth writing about? Will it be thick and full of all you’ve accomplished for good and God in this life? What will be in your book?
DISCUSSION QUESTION: IF YOU KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO DIE IN A WEEK, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH YOUR LAST WEEK?
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3 thoughts on “Scripture for Tuesday, August 23 (8/23)”
build up a store of good deeds, so he/she has something to smile about, at least that one delivered, amen
Thank you for replying to the discussion question. I have yet to move my readers to jump in with their two cents worth. You lead the way.
When love is real, God is there with you, amen, and real means doing, and doing can mean many different things, the more we look away the less we feel, and we die a little each time, amen