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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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2 Kings 19:9-11, 14-21, 31-36
Psalm 48:2-4, 10-11
Matthew 7:6, 12-14

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“The gate that leads to damnation is wide, the road is clear, and many choose to travel it.” —Matthew 7:13

If you could look into the faces and the hearts of people who were traveling in danger of damnation, what would you do?   Some of them could even be your family members, friends, and co-workers. Do you love these people? Do you love them enough to expose yourself to rejection and persecution from them?
If you saw someone driving on a road which abruptly ended at a cliff, if you saw car after car go over the cliff, if you heard the people in these cars screaming on the way to their deaths — would you love enough to try to stop the cars driving on that road to death?
There is something worse than death. There is the “second death” (Rv 2:11): damnation. There is something greater than life. There is new and everlasting life in Jesus Christ. Do you love people enough to tell them the truth about death after death and life after death? If we don’t love enough to share our faith in Christ Jesus, do we have faith in Him and are we ourselves on the road to death?
Life is short. Live for Jesus. Share your faith.

Prayer:  Jesus, my Life, You are my only Way (Jn 14:6). You are the Truth about life (Jn 14:6).

Promise:  “Great is the Lord and wholly to be praised in the city of our God.” —Ps 48:2

Praise:  Joseph’s jail ministry has shared the gospel with prisoners for thirty years.


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