KEY VERSE: “It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart” (Ecclesiastes 7:2).
Most humans erroneously think that life is simply about feasting and satisfying other carnal pleasures. This philosophy of life, otherwise known as hedonism, flows from the depraved heart that we all acquired through the fall of Adam in the Garden of Eden. Some of these people falsely believe that there is no life after death, that is, no hell and no heaven.
So, they say, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we shall die.” But such a lifestyle will lead to eternal damnation, unfortunately! However, we should soberly rejoice with them that do rejoice and weep with them that weep (Romans12:15). Our key verse today underscores the importance of spiritual mourning, “godly sorrow (that) worketh repentance to salvation” (II Corinthians 7:10). A mournful state of the mind will enable sinners reflect on their end and subsequently seek Jesus for salvation. The saints must mourn for sinners around them to declare the gospel of salvation to them. Shun debauchery, to maintain our victory over sin and Satan. All things must be done to the glory of God.
Challenge: Keep your flesh in check that spiritual progress may blossom.
Prayer: Draw me nearer daily, LORD, that I may become more like you.
Quote: All things must be done to the glory of God
Bible Reading in one Year: I Thessalonians 5:1-9; Titus 2:1-14.