The humble man in Christ Jesus may suffer a great deal of loss.
But the proud man, who fends for himself, suffers no loss at all.
The true Christian will be compensated beyond his wildest imagination.
But the godless man will die with the things which now protect him.
Define loss and gain, as you perceive them. Consider what is written above. Then redefine loss and gain.
When you have read this far you have lost that much more time. How much more time will you squander, o’ godless man of self? The door to your life has closed a fraction more as you read these words, which you are likely to dismiss.
Dear Christian brothers and sisters:
Entice loss to come up on you, even as our spiritual siblings before, enticed the wild beasts. Let the glory of our Lord Christ Jesus excel! He will certainly not withhold his hand from reward.
We suffer but a little while. Then the glory of the Living God explodes upon our soul, and it will never recede. How insignificant this time will become; as we have willingly suffered for his Great and Majestic Glory.
While you, godless men
and women, continue in your willing blindness. The Holy Lord stands ready to give you eyes to see, a mind to understand, and a heart that is willing to obey. But you will have none of it.
Each man decides for himself. Will he humble himself and pray, and seek the Lord’s Holy Face, and read his Holy words, and strive with all his mind, strength and soul to learn? Or will he count all these blessed words as if they are less than trash?
15 “And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24)
Shake the trees with your great in majestic strength, O’ Living God in Christ! Send your righteousness upon all men. Inspect them, Father in Heaven,
even as they live dead among the dead. Rise up and judge your enemy. Bring a close to this great place of testing.
Let the righteous remain
righteous. Let the wicked remain wicked. Let all who seek Your mercy find it in vast abundance. But let all who hate you now be put to utter shame on that great day when you stand to judge the world.
In Christ Jesus, the Holy Son of God, amen.
By His Grace