Monday, June 15, 2015

As We Live, So We Die

That way which the tree leans, while it grows that way it falls when it is cut down; and there it lies, whether it be toward the North or South.
Just so, our life is an indication of what our death will be. As men live, so, in general, do they die; whether they lived for heaven or hell. Being once dead, there is no second chance. For as in war an error is death; so in death an error is damnation! Therefore live as you intend to die and you will die as you have lived. O Lord! let my soul be always fixed on you, that I may fall into your arms, and forever rest in your gracious bosom!

 [Thomas Sherman]

Matthew 7:13-14 ... Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Matthew 25:45-46 ... Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.  And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

John 3:15 ... That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.