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Thought from the Word

August 8, 2017

A THOUGHT FROM THE WORD

II Samuel 18:17

“Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a pillar, which is in the king's dale: for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance: and he called the pillar after his own name: and it is called unto this day, Absalom's place.”

Absalom’s life is a very sad story.Any life that is a life of sinning and taking wrong advice from the wrong people is a very sad story.He lived a life of what we call the “fast life”.Many young men today think that it is unmanly to be holy, true hearted, and pure.They believe in“We will do what we want to do, when we want to do it, and no law – or God – will tell us otherwise.”Absalom had taken a stone and raised it up as a monument in honor of himself.He thought this would preserve his name and honor.Instead of being laid to rest in honor by a weeping nation beneath his special monument his mangled body was hurled in dishonor in a pit somewhere in a forest and covered over with a heap of stones.We need to realize that the way we live is the way we die.One great problem of the human race is they do not consider their need of Christ in their life while they live and then when they die it is too late to anything about it.

Pray this prayer: Wash me clean with the blood of Jesus, and give me a brand new start.