15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
It's a marvellous thing that the death of God's children are precious in
The one who doesn't die in holiness is one who is mocking, and in
rebellion to God. On the other hand if you die in the Lord it is sweet in God's sight.
What is a saint? One who has been sanctified, washed from all
unclean things in the precious Blood of the Lamb.
Don't get it wrong, it's not precious to die, but to die in the
Lord is precious.
Those who die without God die as a fool. Death is no respecter of
persons, it takes anyone.
CT Studd said the day of death is better than the day of your
wedding. Obviously he was speaking of those who die in the Lord. He was preaching the
Gospel in Africa and eventually died in Africa.
Christ's ascension is of greatest importance. There would be no
Christendom without His ascension. Everything of the world is nothing in comparison.
Why do young people turn away from the Lord? It's because of the
world. But in each one's particular case there's a specific sin that they cherish which
cause them to turn away.
Is there some sin you've never turned from? Perhaps it's gossip or
bitterness that is driving you from God? Don't let the sun go down before you put it
right. Turn from it today. That is wisdom. Bring your sins to the light.
Don't play the fool with God. Don't be like Saul or Esau who cried
bitterly when it was too late. The painful thing was that Saul started well but ended so
Is there someone who is playing the fool with God? Is there some
hidden sin in your life?
Be rather like Paul who could say at the end if his life, "I
have kept the faith".
Such a person's death is precious in the sight of God.