Last Words of Great People - Saturday's Dose - 27th December 2014

Saturday's Dose - 27th December 2014

Last Words of Great People

Today's Scripture

“Each of us will give an account of himself to God” - (Romans 14:12).

Thoughts for Today

Many times, the last words of great people contain very important messages.

They are often a summary of that person’s life. D.L. Moody’s last words were, “Earth is receding, heaven is coming.” John Wesley said, “The best of all is God with us.” Charles Wesley’s last words were, “I shall be satisfied with thy likeness, satisfied ... satisfied.”

There are some who maintain their sense of humor all the way to their dying moments. A story is told about a man named John Drew. As he was dying, his family gathered around his deathbed and one of his daughters asked, “Is he dead?”

Another daughter said, “Feel his feet. No one ever dies with warm feet.” Upon hearing this, Mr. Drew opened his eyes and said, “Joan of Arc did.” Then he died.

Some of the Apostle Paul’s last words were “Don’t ever give up.” There was no tinge of bitterness, no measure of regret, no anguish, and no remorse. Paul obviously had kept short accounts in his life, so when the time came for him to die, he was ready.

Paul writes, “Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death” (2 Corinthians 7:10).

We can be prepared for the time when we meet Christ in heaven; it is only a heartbeat away. Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die.”

Paul lived his life in readiness. He was accountable to others and lived in peace. Even when he was imprisoned, he did not harbor bitterness toward his captors. Paul was forgiving. Those who harmed him, he forgave.

Are you keeping a short account? What will your final words be?

Prayer: Our Loving Heavenly Father, please help me to keep short accounts in this life. If there is someone that I need to forgive or ask forgiveness from, please give me strength to do so now. I pray you will be honored in all of my words, including my final words. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Saturday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team