The Book of Life – PB’s life journal 9.15.10

Psalm 69:27-28 NIV

27 Charge them with crime upon crime;
do not let them share in your salvation.
28 May they be blotted out of the book of life
and not be listed with the righteous.

Revelation 20:12-15 NIV

12 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. 13 The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. 14 Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.15 If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

OBSERVATION
There are books containing our deeds. On the Judgement Day, after the Second Coming of Christ, we will be judged by what we have done. But then there is another book. And that is the Book of Life. The only ones thrown into the fire are Satan, demons, and anyone whose name is NOT in the Book of Life.

APPLICATION
The book of life contains the names of the righteous in Christ. Not good people, but the ones who have a relationship with Jesus. That is the only thing stopping us from being thrown into eternal fire, our names showing up in that book. And all we have to do is follow Christ to get our name in the book. Hallelujah for that!

PRAYER
Thank you God. May my life be worthy of your gospel and your glory. It’s all for you. Amen.

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