October 12, 2012
Today's Photograph . . . . There Is A Critical Place To Have Your Name (Jack M)
Bible Study Verse
Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life. (NIV)
What's in a name? How will you be remembered?
There is a story with the picture above. A recent trip to Arco, ID acquainted me with this mountain. It is a long standing tradition that the graduating classes find a way and a place to paint their class's year of graduation on this mountain. It is their way of celebrating graduation and of being remembered.
There are good names. There are bad names. There are good ways to be remembered. There are bad ways to be remembered. Some leave a lasting positive legacy. Some leave a lasting negative legacy. One's name is often instantly associated with the character, the legacy, the reputation, and the accomplishments of an individual.
One's name in the Bible stands for his/her total reputation, character, being, the whole person. It stands for you as a human being.
There is a critical place to have your name written down. That place is in the Lamb's Book of Life. This seems to be a literal book. At the least it is a scroll, a list, or a record of those who are saved, those who will enter Heaven and live forever with God.
Is your name written there? Are you one a member of God's family by having received Jesus as your own Savior and Lord? Is your name entered in the Book of Life? If not, " . . . Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved . . .," Acts 16:31b (NIV).
This warning is to those whose name is not written in that book, "Anyone whose name was not found written in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire," Revelation 20:15 (NIV).
Sportsmen's Tip of the DayRecord the serial numbers, the make and model of your firearms. Keep this written list in a safe place. Consider a special named coverage with your insurance provider for your firearms and other valuable gear. Many insurance companies put a cap or a limit on the amount they will reimburse for loss, theft, or destruction of firearms unless you add to those limits. It only takes a few valuable weapons to exceed that limit with most companies.