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The Pages of Your Life Are Being Written

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I’ve been reading a book titled “Titans of History: The Giants Who Made Our World” by Simon Sebag Montefiore.

There are quite a few people in the book, and Montefiore devotes several pages to each person, and then he moves on to the next. Some of the people were good, while some were extraordinarily cruel.

All of the people in that book influenced our world in one way or another, and yet, their lives are summarized within a few pages.

It got me thinking, “What would be said of my life in two or three pages?”

  • What virtues or vices will be mentioned?
  • Will you be remembered as kind or cruel?
  • Will you be considered selfless or selfish?

I’m reminded of the apostle Paul whose life could be summarized in just one sentence.

For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. (Philippians 1:21)

By your life, what are you demonstrating is most important to you? What (or who) are you making sacrifices for?

What is being written on those few pages of your life?

A very powerful and wealthy individual shared what should be included on the few pages written about you.

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man’s all. For God will bring every work into judgment, Including every secret thing, Whether good or evil. (Ecclesiastes 12:13–14)

The Bible teaches that everyone will stand before the Judge of all the earth and answer for what they have done.

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. (2 Corinthians 5:10)

If what is being written on the few pages of your life is not good or right, then repent. Change directions entirely. Turn to God and have your sins washed away by the blood of Jesus Christ.

Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.” (Acts 17:30–31)

And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord. (Acts 22:16)

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Jameson Steward

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