Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | March 26, 2019

“if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.”

Today’s devotion comes from Luke 20:27-40.  Here is a link to this Scripture – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+20&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the passage about the burning bush, where he calls the Lord THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB.  Now He is not the God of the dead but of the living;  for all live to Him.”  Luke 20:37-38.

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The importance of this Scripture, even after death we are raised to life, and even then, we live to “the God of the living” to Whom we belong, can be seen from the following Heidelberg Catechism Question and Answer.

Q. 1.  What is thy only comfort in life and death? 

A.  That I with body and soul, both in life and death, am not my own, but belong unto my faithful Savior Jesus Christ;  who, with His precious blood, hath fully satisfied for all my sins, and delivered me from all the power of the devil;  and so preserves me that without the will of my heavenly Father, not a hair can fall from my head;  yea, that all things must be subservient to my salvation, and therefore, by His Holy Spirit, He also assures me of eternal life, and makes me sincerely willing and ready, henceforth, to live unto Him.  Heidelberg Catechism.

“For not one of us lives for himself, and not one dies for himself;  for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord;  therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.  For to this end Christ died and lived again, that He might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.”  Romans 14:7-9.


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