“Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be,” by Louis A. Dole

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“Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” – Revelation 22:12

Readings

1 Kings 10:1-9 · Revelation 22:1-14 · Psalm 145

Sermon

Life is short. These words express a very common point of view, particularly with those who believe that there is no life beyond the grave. But to those who do believe in eternal life these words also apply, for in comparison to eternity any length of life on this earth is short. Human life is not long or short absolutety. It seems short to us because we are actually immortal, and deep down within us there is a consciousness of this fact.

And we know that any life that is active and full of accomplishment seems short. An inactive, empty life, however short, will seem long. To the busy man time flies. Time hangs heavy on the man who has nothing to do.

It is to our glory if life seems short to us. If there are many things we want to do, if we see that there is much that we should accomplish in ourselves, the longest life will seem short.

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