A GOOD WAY TO DIEMay 30, 2022 2022-05-28 6:30
A GOOD WAY TO DIE
A GOOD WAY TO DIE
Read: 1 Chronicles 29: 26-30
“So, he died in a good old age, full of days and riches and honour, and Solomon his son reigned in his place” (1 Chronicles 29:28)
Here is how the bible describes the life, times, and death of King David: “He died in a good old age, full of days”. This means that he lived life to the fullest and had many experiences. He died full of riches; He was very wealthy not just in terms of possessions, he was also in his spirit. He died full of honour: meaning he was a person full of integrity and wisdom. He was well respected. Lastly, he died leaving a great legacy behind, in the person of a son who would sit on his throne and reign in his place. What a great way to die.
Living and dying this way does not happen by chance. It takes intentional and purposeful living to achieve this type of testimony when all is said and done. David was very intentional in his devotion and service to God as well as the people he led. He danced before God with all his might until his linen ephod was uncovered (2 Samuel 6:14-22). He refused to offer to God that which cost him nothing (2 Samuel 24:10-24). He shepherded God’s people with integrity of heart and with skilfulness of his hands (Psalm 78:72). He was always quick to own up to his sins (Psalm 51:10). Little wander God referred to him as a man after His own heart (1 Samuel 13:14).
Whilst you have the right to choose how to live your life, you do not have the right to choose the consequences of your actions. As you live your life each day based on the goals you have set for yourself or the vision you have for your life do you ever pause to consider the impact your life has on others or what footprints you are leaving behind?
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye
Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?
He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest.
Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:
Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.