There are some questions that one can simply ignore. They aren’t worth considering. Then there are other questions that one must consider carefully if they are wise. They are matters of life and death. Today’s devotional is such a question. God bless you and help you answer truly and well.
Because of Calvary,
Matthew 25:1-13 (ESV)
1 “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. 5 As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. 6 But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ 7 Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘Since there will not be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.’ 10 And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. 11 Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’ 12 But he answered, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ 13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.
WHERE SHALL I BE?
“When judgment day is drawing nigh, where shall I be?
When God the works of men shall try, where shall I be?
When east and west the fire shall roll, where shall I be?
How will it be with my poor soul; where shall I be?
When wicked men His wrath shall see, where shall I be?
And to the rocks and mountains flee, where shall I be?
When hills and mountains flee away, where shall I be?
When all the works of man decay, where shall I be?
When heaven and earth as some great scroll, where shall I be?
Shall from God’s holy presence roll, where shall I be?
When all the saints redeemed shall stand, where shall I be?
Forever blest at God’s right hand, where shall I be?
All trouble done, all conflict past, where shall I be?
Our enemy overcome at last, where shall I be?
When Christ shall reign from shore to shore, where shall I be?
And peace abide forevermore, where shall I be?
O where shall I be when the first trumpet sounds,
O where shall I be when it sounds so loud?
When it sounds so loud as to wake up the dead?
O where shall I be when it sounds?”
[Charles P. Jones (1865-1949]