Wednesday, 9 September 2015
In the parable of the ten virgins (Matthew 25:1-13), we are taught that every person is responsible for his or her own spiritual condition. When Jesus returns to take His people to heaven, we must be ready. Spiritual preparation cannot be bought or borrowed at the last minute. Our relationship with God must be our own.
Christ’s return will be sudden and unexpected. There will be no opportunity for last-minute repentance or bargaining. The choice we make now will determine our eternal destiny. Let us live responsibly every day obeying God and loving people.
The adoration of God is supreme and leads to every other kind of love. There can be good works without love for God, but never love for God without good works.
“O Lord, what can I trust in this life? And what is my greatest comfort on earth? It is You, O Lord, whose love is without limit. When have I ever done well without You? When have I ever been harmed when You are present? I would rather be poor with You, than rich without You. I would rather be a wanderer on the earth with You, than to be in heaven without You. For where You are, there is heaven. And where You are not, there is death and hell. You are everything that I long for; therefore I will earnestly pray to You. There is no one who can help me except You alone, O my God. For You are my hope, You are my assurance, You are my strength, You are my comfort, and my most faithful helper in every need.” Ronald Klug, ed. Prayers from the Imitation of Christ (Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1996), 24.
As the deer - Hillsongs
As the deer pants for the water; So my soul longs after You; You alone are my heart’s desire; And I long to worship You;
You alone are my strength, my shield; To You alone may my spirit yield; You alone are my heart’s desire; And I long to worship You …
Lam Yee Ling