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Today’s 333 Devotional: “Taking Stock of our Lives”
Inventory is the lifeblood of every retail business as to whether it’s going to make a profit or not. To maximize profits, businesses must make sure they have the right number of products without over or under stocking. To accomplish this, they will regularly take inventory.
In the same way the Lord is asking every one of us to take a personal spiritual inventory of our lives and see if our faith is in line with Him.
In Paul’s second letter to the Corinthian Church, he said, “Examine yourselves (Take Stock) as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? — unless indeed you are disqualified.” (2 Corinthians 13:5)
Where are we in our relationship with Jesus Christ? This question needs to be asked and answered by everyone.
If we’re not in the faith, if we don’t believe in Jesus Christ, if we haven’t asked Jesus Christ into our hearts, and we don’t have that born again relationship that Jesus says is necessary (John 3:3), when we enter the next life, we will indeed be disqualified.
This isn’t a game; instead, it’s serious business. This isn’t something we can put on the back burner thinking we can visit it at a more opportune time. Now is the time for salvation, and that’s because no one is promised tomorrow.
Before tomorrow, we may die and shed this earthly body for an eternal one. But if we haven’t made that decision for Jesus Christ, asking Him to be our Savior and Lord, then we’ll spend an eternity in hell, rather than heaven.
Therefore, let’s take the time necessary to find out where we stand before God.
Are we in the faith? If not, we need to ask Jesus Christ to come into our lives and forgive our sins.
“If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)
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