Saturday, January 3, 2015

You Can't Keep A Good Man Down

Romans 8:10 New International Version (NIV)
10 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life[a] because of righteousness.

Philippians 2:16-18 New International Version (NIV)
16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. 17 But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. 18 So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.

Psalm 78:4 English Standard Version (ESV)
4 We will not hide them from their children,
    but tell to the coming generation
the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
    and the wonders that he has done.

2 Timothy 2:2 English Standard Version (ESV)
2 and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men[a] who will be able to teach others also.

I was working a bit tonight on an obituary for our loved one who went home Christmas morning and reading the story of his life made it very clear that you can't keep a good man down.  Yes, he is with the Savior but his life is still being lived out in every individual he poured himself into.  May our lives be proof that he did not run or labor in vain.  May those who come after us be able to say the same of our own testimonies.  May we all be about our Father's business of bringing others into the Kingdom of God.  Then when we are all gathered together on the the day Christ returns, we will rejoice, indeed.  

  Promised Land - Fee

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