Saturday, August 26, 2017

Daily Devotion: Why Are You Looking Here?

Bible Reading: Luke 24:1-12

Key Verse: Verse 5 - “And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?"

Key Words: Why seek ye the living among the dead?

We all understand that this is a reference to the resurrection of Jesus. The dead are in the grave. The “living saved” are with the Lord. II Corinthians 5:8, To be absent from the body [the spirit] is to be present with the Lord.

You won’t find Jesus in this old dead, sin-sick world. You won’t find Him in drugs, alcohol, or fornication. You don’t find Jesus in those things that are dead.

My wife and I just recently bought a new house (new to us anyway). Located on our property is a two-acre pond filled with bass so when you go fishing in this pond, you won’t find catfish, brim, trout, or mullet. All you find is bass. If you go looking for Jesus, you won’t find Him in the cemetery; you find Him with the living.

The late evangelist, B. R. Lakin, had a son pass away in his teen years. Needless to say, he was shaken to the core. After his son’s funeral, some came to the evangelist, and family and friends wanted to take him out to eat. He didn’t want to go but he did. While he was in the diner, a lady who knew him and knew his son had passed away, approached him to give her condolences. Not knowing exactly what to say, she remembered what she had heard others say, so she said to B. R., “I’m sorry about the loss of your son.” B. R. Lakin stood up from his table, looked at the lady and lovingly said, “Lost, lost? My dear friend, I have not lost my son. I know exactly where he is.”

May I add he was not in the cemetery, but in Glory. So I say don’t seek the living among the dead because Jesus arose! We know the living aren’t in the cemetery. Amen!!

What to do:
✞ Don’t seek the living among the dead. They aren’t there!

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