Oh, better were it for you to die in a jail, in a ditch, in a dungeon, than to die in your sins. (pg. 92)
As John Piper reminds us, don't waste your life. What does it matter where we die, just so long as we don't die in our sins, and don't die at the end of a wasted life? It appears that we often fear death, when we should instead fear living outside of God's will. In His will we will not die one second too soon nor live one minute too long.
It might be that we will be called to suffer for Christ, but what a privilege we will miss if we seek at all cost to avoid it.
Weekend A La Carte (August 18)
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