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4th September 2023

Appointed


God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation

through our Lord Jesus Christ.


1 Thessalonians 5:9




I am very grateful for the advances medical science has made during my lifetime. Many of you reading this probably would say the same thing. The Bible reminds us that “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father” (James 1:17).


I am not a scientist or physician, of course, but I do not believe we will ever be able to conquer all disease. Illness and accidents are an inescapable part of life, and they always will be. Medical researchers, I have been told, are often baffled by the way old diseases and viruses mutate into new ones that are sometimes more lethal than the original. We have seen this in resent times with the Covid-19 virus.


But someday all sickness and disease will be banished! Someday, the Bible says, Christ will come again in glory, and all sin and sickness and death will be destroyed. We know this is true because Jesus Christ conquered death by His resurrection from the dead. His resurrection is our guarantee of eternal life!


Down inside, we all yearn to live forever. It is the reason why people spend enormous amounts of time and money trying to keep old age at bay. But death is a reality, and beyond it is eternity —either with God in Heaven, or in that place of absolute despair the Bible calls Hell. Do not gamble with your soul, but put your faith and trust in Christ for your salvation today. The Bible says, “God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

Bible Reading

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11.

Prayer

Heavenly Father, Thank You, that all good gifts come down from You. Thank You for the greatest gift of them all, Your own Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.













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