Monday, August 15, 2022
If we live, we live to the Lord: and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. —Romans 14:8
Thoughts on Today’s Verse…
One of the incredible realizations we have as Christians is that our relationship with the Lord is eternal. As we seek after him, he is always there, and no one can separate us from his love. Even when we die, we go to “be with the Lord.” We are still “in the Lord when we sleep in death.” When he returns in glory, we will go to “be with the Lord forever.” Everything we have on earth is temporary except our love for the Lord Jesus, our praise of God through him, and our friends with whom we share that love and praise!
Almighty God, thank you so much for binding yourself to our world in Jesus and binding me close to you through his lordship in my life. I look forward to the day when the Lord I kneel to worship today will be recognized by all the living and the dead as the One True Lord. I commit to living this day to honor him, and I know, dear Father, that by honoring him, I honor you. I praise and thank you for the gift of Jesus’ eternal and abiding lordship in the name of Christ, my Lord. Amen.