Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Saturday, August 8, 2020


Text: “What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave?” – Psalm 89:48.

Comment: Occasionally we are thrown into mourning because of the loss of loved ones. Death has a profound effect on individuals in the family and even the larger society. The devil, however, afflicts some families with death more than others.  When children lose their parents, they generally feel unhappy about it, wishing they lived longer. What of the heart-rending situation where parents are burying their children? There are cases where the only child of a family or the only child of a widow dies, just after completing his or her final examinations, just after getting a job or getting married.  (Luke 7:11-17) The most important thing is, at whatever time, death comes, one should die in the Lord. (Philippians 1:21; Romans 14:7-9) It is also necessary to point out that, we should believe that it is God Almighty Who cares for us. The promise of the resurrection of the dead is our hope against death.  St. Paul asserted: “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. Wherefore comfort one another with these words”. – 1Thessalonians 4:13,14,18

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