BE PURIFIED BEFORE JUDGMENT DAY, ECWA DEVOTIONAL
SUNDAY, 9 AUGUST
TEXT: MARK 9: 49 – 50
TOPIC: BE PURIFIED BEFORE JUDGMENT DAY
Many people become terrified when they hear about the judgment day. There are even believers who are not certain of their position on judgment day! Jesus Christ admonished His followers to be purified before the judgment day. Thus, the Lord gave an example of two types of salt. One is seasoned with fire while the second is the type we use at home. The seasoned by fire, according to tradition, was used for the purification of people, especially the saints. And that purification prepared them for the kingdom of God. Though it is not applicable to us today, it has great lessons for us. Though we are saved by faith and are purified by Christ, we need daily cleansing to glorify the Lord in our lives.
The believer’s life is also compared to the home salt used for good taste and as preservative. Thus believers’ lives should be a flavor and preservative for the society, which is part of our preparation for the coming of Christ. Remember that the Lord Jesus will test us for our reward. And we must glorify our Lord through our lives and services as we continue to cleans ourselves and live worthy lives before God and men, so that we will not be found wanting when the Lord comes (1 Cor. 3:15).
QUESTION: Have you been purified?
PRAYER: Oh Lord, I offer myself daily to make me worthy for Your glory and service in Jesus name, Amen.
ECWA Food For The Day, 2020