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The righteous perish,
    and no one takes it to heart;
the devout are taken away,
    and no one understands
that the righteous are taken away
    to be spared from evil.
Those who walk uprightly
    enter into peace;
    they find rest as they lie in death.

Isaiah 57:1-2

We can pray for healing, deliverance from our trials, more finances, or a home for our families and God wants to provide all of these things, according to His will. Yet, why are we alive today? It is because of God’s plan for our lives.

We must be willing to accept the fact that our ultimate blessings will be found in eternity. Why? Because tomorrow is not promised. We must completely trust in God that He knows what He is doing, even though we might be disappointed in certain situations. God is still good.

For the wicked, this life is as good as it gets and eternally worse when they die. For the believer, no good thing on earth can compare to the goodness of God’s kingdom. Come on now!

The Reward of the Dead

Our hope is the same as the great men and women of God who were waiting for the future promises of God until they died. Abraham was to be the Father of many nations and he is, but he never experienced the promised land. David would have an everlasting kingdom, but he wouldn’t be the king – he died.

Most prophets and apostles lived a bad life to fulfill God’s purpose because they knew that their reward far outweighed their suffering in this life. Many believers died young, not because it was before their time, but because their ministry was done and God was delivering them from evil. Death is not a bad thing for the believer it is a gift because we get to live with Christ.

Far too often we place our efforts, desires, and hopes in what we can experience and gain in this life. God will provide your needs according to His riches and glory, but every day is a blessing to be grateful for, so don’t waste them. No matter when we die, God is good, because He is delivering us from evil and into His eternal peace and rest.

Live your life intentionally for Jesus and don’t waste time trying to please everybody.

“Obey God and leave the consequences to Him.”

~ Charles Stanley

Salvation Plan

Today, if you have not received Salvation or you would like to rededicate your life back to Christ, say this prayer:

God, I know that I am a sinner. Right now, Lord, I turn from my sins, and I ask you to forgive me. Jesus, I believe that you died on the cross and rose from the grave, for me. I open my heart and life for You to come in, and I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Thank You, God for saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Read the Book of John in the Bible. Find out who Christ is, and how He loves you, yes you!

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