Biblical truth standing on its spiritual head to get our eternal attention.

Psalm 30:9 – When A Loved One is Dying

When a loved one is at death’s door we pray. If we are honest, we pray “selfishly”. By that I don’t mean anything sinful, just that we don’t want to be without the person we love. We aren’t ready to lose them. We aren’t ready for the pain. We want them with us. Is there an alternative?
Unselfishly we can pray for them, for our loved one be released from the suffering of their flesh, if they are God’s child. Maybe you have experienced the pain of that prayer; one that hesitantly is uttered.
Again unselfishly we can focus on God. David wrote,
“What gain is there in my death,
if I go down to the Pit?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it proclaim your truth?” (Psalm 30:9)
Praying our loved ones to live for God’s glory is the ultimate reason for life. Their life and ours.

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