Book of Remembrance
On Memorial Day we remember, honor, the men and women who gave their lives for America in times of military service. Each of them by their sacrificial living, left a legacy. The question that each of us as Christians, should ask ourselves, is “When I die what will be my legacy? What will I be remembered for?” Our acts and deeds may not remembered by others, but the book of Malachi states there is a Book of Remembrance that has the names of those who feared the Lord and esteemed His name. (Malachi 3:16).
There are Christians who are worried about what others think of them, how they are perceived. More important than how others perceive us is how God perceives us. Luke 8:17 states,’For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.’ Are we known by God for our good deeds, dying to self, giving His name honor by the way we live?
It is good to have your name in the Book of Remembrance-to be known as a person who feared God and esteemed His name. However, there is another book beside the Book of Remembrance. It is the Book of Life. Even more important than the Book of Remembrance. It is the Book of Life, the Book that has the names of those who have accepted Christ. (Revelation 20:12)
It is not our good deeds that get us into heaven, it is our acceptance of Jesus Christ as our LORD and Savior. Romans 10:9–that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
So the question for you is “Is your name written in the Book of Remembrance and in the Book of Life?” If not, your eternal destination is hell. It is time to decide who you are going to serve, who you are going to honor, who you are living for. Are you living for God, your self, or others? Who you are living for determines your legacy.
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