33 Years With The Rodent
Someone recently said they thought everyone that is born is written in God’s book of life. Throughout their life they are given, many times, an opportunity to believe on (not in) but on the Lord Jesus Christ unto salvation. And in the Old Testament Jesus Christ is clearly there but the Jews needed not only to believe God but also obey the law. Jesus is the end of the law to all those who believe.
This person continued, then when the person dies, if they rejected God, their name was blotted out, erased, from God’s book of life. Let me just say how special this day, February 2 on our calendar, the 10th month on God’s calendar, is to me. 33 years ago today, at 10:52 pm at a dining room table, after a Bible study, I received Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Saviour. I celebrate February 2nd each year. My son use to tease me and say I was saved on a rodent ‘s day, Ground Hog day.
The thought of our names being in God’s book of life is amazing but to think God erases names of those who reject him is also quite a thought. It is a very interesting study.
Scripture points out lots of books and God has his books and God saw fit to put in scripture names of other books. I hope you will study all the different types of books God mentions but our focus should always be scripture first.
Some of the other books God mentions include:
Genesis 5:1 – Book of Generations – genealogy books.
Exodus 24:7 – Book of the covenant
There are books of wars, the law, then the law of Moses, book of curses, book of Jasher, book of Nathan the prophet, book of Gad the seer, book of Shemaiah, book of Jehu and others. According to Psalm 69:28 there is a book of the living.
Some ask about unborn babies. The thought of everyone starting life with their name written in God’s book of life, has some merit. Look at Psalm 139:16 KJV “Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.”
Notice the last part? “When as yet there was none of them.” Before he was ever born. So when people reject God, reject Jesus Christ, their name is not in God’s book of life. And 33 years ago today, I chose to make sure my name stays in God’s book of life. How about you?
Revelation 20:12 KJV ” 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 verse 15 says, “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
To be sure your name is in God’s book of life you need to believe God with all your heart, and what God says. Select How To Be Saved from our menu above.
Until next time.