Tag: Life

Where am I bound for?

Samuel Daviesby Samuel Davies

“A New Year’s Gift” January 1, 1760

“Knowing the TIME, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep!” Romans 13:11

Consider the SHORTNESS of your time! That part of time which is parceled out to you, is not only uncertain–but extremely short! It is uncertain when it will end, but it is absolutely certain that it will end very soon!

In a short time death will convey you from this world–to Heaven or Hell. Is it not high time then for you to awake out of sleep! Your work is great–and your time is short! You have no time to spare–none to trifle away!

Methinks it would shock a man to enter upon a new year, without knowing whether he will be in Heaven or Hell before the end of it! We are all standing upon the slippery brink of eternity!

This day let us put this question to our hearts: “What really am I? Am I a humble, dutiful servant of God? Or am I a disobedient, impenitent sinner? Am I a disciple of Christ in reality? Or do I only wear His name, and make an empty profession of His religion? Where am I bound for? For Heaven–or for Hell? Which am I most fit for in my disposition? For the region of perfect holiness–or for that region of sin and impurity? Shall I stupidly delay the determination, until it is passed by the irrevocable sentence of the Supreme Judge, before whom I may stand before this year is at a close? Alas, if it should then be against me–then my doom will be remediless!”

There is none of this salvation work in Hell! They no sooner enter into the eternal world–than their state will be unchangeably and eternally fixed!

by Samuel Davies

The Priceless Life

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

How the precious children of Zion, once worth their weight in gold, are now considered as pots of clay, the work of a potter’s hands! Lamentations 4:2

Some people teach that God gave His life on Golgotha because our lives were so precious. But the truth is – He gave His life for us – not because we were worth it – but to make us worth it. In ancient times they would use a balance or scale to determine worth and value. On one side of the scale they would place a weight. On the other, they would place the object being purchased – for example, grain. They would then keep adding grain until the weight of the grain matched that of the weight on the other side.

God gave His life as the weight on the other side of the scale – so the weight of His life would be added to yours. It means that now there’s a new weight given to your life, a new worth, a new value, a new preciousness. And it has nothing to do with what you’ve done – it’s about His life and worth. Live your life now, in the worth, the righteousness, the glory, and the weight of His life. For Messiah is now the value and the weight of your life.

Today’s Mission

Live this day as one whose life has been made costly, precious, and priceless by the life and blood of Messiah.

by Jonathan Cahn