Morning devotion: Read Psalm 69

Psalms 69:22  ¶Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap. 23  Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake. 24  Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them. 25  Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents. 26  For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded. 27  Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness. 28  Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous. 29  But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.

Those who persecuted and despised the Lord, those who refused to turn from those actions  and their sin remain in under the curse of these verses. Their end will be a continual shaking with indignation from the wrath of God. Their end will be desolate and their name will be blotted out of the book of life.

Yes, my friend, there is a book of life. Is your name written in it? When this old world is finished and the Lord judges and peers into the book of life, will your name be there?

Revelation 20:12  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Revelation 20:14  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Only those who’s names are written in the book of life will be in heaven. 

Revelation 21:27  And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

How does one ensure that their name is in the book of life? Simple, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.

Romans 6:23  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 John 5:20  And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

The choice is still yours,

Pastor Cook