July 25, 2024     12:56 pm
358. Week of Twenty Fourth Sunday after Trinity - Sunday
Dust you are, and to dust you shall return
          Dust you are, and to dust you shall return.   Genesis 3:19
          This Word was meant for Adam. And for Eve also. And it is meant for all the children of Adam, for all mankind. And all the creatures of the earth fall beneath the doom of this word. With this word God created DEATH. Death is the wages of sin. Therefore death is nothing good, nothing nice. Death is a horrible and dreadful thing. We, the living children of men, created by God, shall return to the dust out of which we were taken. And death is the dark passage that leads to the final Judgment. "It is appointed to men once to die, but after this the Judgment." (Hebr. 9:27).) This is the worst feature of death. Many seek death in order to escape the misery of life. They are fools. At the first moment of our existence we have the germ of death within us. No skill can eradicate that. Uncounted myriads of the germs of death completely surround us everywhere. We eat them, we drink them, we inhale them, we absorb them. And innumerable other causes of death are always near us. Though we are in the midst of life, snares of death surround us. And: While we are in the midst of life, hell's grim jaws overtake us. And: Into hell's fierce agony sin headlong drives us.- Where shall we flee for help, lest our foes confound us? Who from such distress will free us, who will make us secure? Where shall we flee for help, who, O who will hide us? You, O Lord Christ, You only!
          PRAYER: - Lord Jesus Christ, the only Saviour, Your precious blood was shed to win peace and pardon for my sin. And You conquered death and hell when You rose from the dead. And You call me to come to life and to salvation through faith in You, through trust in You. I come, Lord Jesus! Here am I Lord Jesus! Amen.

Third Part : The Christian's Life and Death
July 25, 2024     12:56 pm