“For they will take nothing with them when they die, their splendor will not descend with them.” (Psa 49:17)

Naked we came into the world, and empty handed we will depart from it. We can take nothing with us except the souls we will meet again that we had some eternal impact on.

All the houses, nice clothes, cars, gadgets, and toys will all be gone when we face our Maker in eternity. There are no status symbols, no trappings of wealth, no authority, and no power—just us alone before Him.

Our salvation is assured as we plead the blood of Him who died for us and paid the penalty we would otherwise have to endure. It is a perspective worth dwelling on when we assess what is really important in this all-too-brief life.

Quick Prayer: One day I will be face to face with You. Thank You for the wonderful gift of Your salvation. Amen.


“In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, ‘This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.’” (Isa 38:1)

There is one thing we will all face regardless of who we are or what we do. It is the great inevitability of it that gives it the absoluteness of perfect certainty; it is going to happen.

Are you prepared to die? First, do you have absolute assurance that you will be welcomed into heaven? Only Jesus can get you there, so make your peace with Him now if you need to get right with God.

Physically have you prepared your family for your passing? Have a will and insurance in place as well as whatever financial and organizational preparation is required. We don’t want to think about such things, but we need to prepare for the certainty.

Quick Prayer: One day I will be with You. I will make sure I am prepared and have provided for those left behind. Amen.