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A Good Departure

Anchor Devotional - 07.30.17


“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”

James 4:14

Do you give much thought to when your days on this earth will be over? You probably do, the older you get. As loved ones are taken by cancer, car accidents, old age, heart attacks, etc., the reality of the James passage weighs in.

With that in mind, think of all that Jesus did before leaving this earth. He prayed for His disciples (John17:17). He spoke to them of hope (John 14:26). He gave work instructions (Matthew 28:20). He provided for his mother (John 19:27). He alerted His followers about the future (Matthew 24:24-25). He promised to prepare new dwelling places for believers (John 14:2). He said He would return (John 14:3).

It surely would be good if we too made provisions for our loved ones for after we have departed. Deliberate planning can make an agonizing time for families less painful. But of all the forethought you could give to earthly matters, nothing is of greater consequence than knowing where your soul will be for eternity. With all your heart, turn to Jesus, the One who gave His life for you. It will be the best thing you’ve ever done––for this life and the next.

Scripture Focus

Psalm 90

Insight

“What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?” (Mark 8:36)

Read the Bible

  • Ezra 7-8
  • Psalm 29
  • Mark 8