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Living in hope: A devotion for April 23, 2014

April 23rd, 2014 6:00 am by Becky Whitlock

Living in hope: A devotion for April 23, 2014

"I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done" — Psalm 118:17 (NIV)

As Benjamin Franklin once wrote, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." That would seem to be true. But the writer of Psalm 118, a psalm of triumph over all enemies, expects not to die but live! How can we believe this when we read the obituaries or suffer the deaths of loved ones? In this life, after the resurrection of Jesus, we can believe that, though we will die a physical death, that death does not have the last word. We will continue to live. Let us, therefore, live as though we will not die, proclaiming our hope and the triumph of God.

Prayer: Holy God, by the resurrection of Your Son we have the hope that death does not have the final word. Let us live today as though we will live forever, as You have promised. Amen.

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