Today’s Devotional – January 9th (Forever is a Very Long Time!)

By admin On January 10th, 2021

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Today’s Devotional – January 9th

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Forever is a Very Long Time!

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“Thou wilt show me the path of life:

in Thy presence is fulness of joy;

at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”

Psalm 16:11

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Here is something the Reader can do to impress upon his or her children, just how precious is the gift of Salvation.

Sand Grains wikipedia share-alike license

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First, obtain some sand, perhaps from the hardware store or an aquarium shop. Or better yet, plan a trip to the beach, if that’s possible!

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Next, get a glass gallon container or gallon bucket, and fill it with sand.

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Next take out the same number of grains of sand as your child’s age, and put them under a magnifying glass and have the children look at them.

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Then, take out 70 or 80 grains and tell them that’s about how long most people live in this life. 

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Then ask them to guess how many grains of sand are in that gallon jar. (The answer is roughly 40 million grains of sand in a gallon jar.)

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Sand Grains – Wikipedia – Share-alike license

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ALL THE SAND IN THE WORLD

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Next, show them a picture of a desert or a beach, and ask them, “how many grains of sand are on that beach or desert?”

Maroc Sahara caravan wikimedia share-alike license

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Obviously, nobody knows the answer.

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Then ask them how many deserts and beaches are on the planet. Again, nobody really knows.

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Then explain to them that if each grain of sand represented one year of life, then take all the grains of sand on all the beaches and all the deserts around the world, and it wouldn’t even begin to equal the number of years that a Believer will live throughout eternity future!

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Maroc Sahara caravan – Wikimedia – Share-alike license

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SAND ON ALL PLANETS!

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As a matter of fact, if you took all the grains of sand on all the planets throughout the entire universe, it still wouldn’t begin to equal the number of years that Believers will live throughout eternity future!

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Amazing? Yes, very amazing!

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And God says that in His right hand are “pleasures for evermore”! And “forevermore” is a very long time! (see Psalm 16:11).

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And this verse reveals that eternal life will be a very pleasurable and happy experience…FOR EVERMORE!

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Now with this in mind, it is amazing that we humans are so near-sighted that we can hardly see beyond this little life on this dying planet!?

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Starry Night at La Silla – cropped and altered image – Wikimedia – Share-alike license

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REMINDER OF THE EVERLASTING PROMISED LAND!

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P.S. – AFTER THIS EXPERIMENT IS FINISHED, YOU MIGHT WISH TO FIND A SPOT ON SOME TABLE OR SHELF TO LEAVE THIS SAND-FILLED JAR, TO BE AN ON-GOING REMINDER OF JUST HOW PRECIOUS AND WONDERFUL IS GOD’S GIFT OF EVERLASTING LIFE!

(And maybe, occasionally on someone’s birthday, redo this experiment as a reminder of how precious that gift of everlasting life is.)

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The River Of The Water Of Life by H. Melville – Wikisource – Public Domain

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Prayer_Mother_and_Daughter.jpgTODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, Help me to fully realize the meaninglessness of this life and to fully appreciate the infinite value of the world-to-come…

Prayer – Mother and Daughter – Wikipedia – (cropped image) the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Question_book_magnify2.svgREAD MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“April 22nd (All Is Meaningless!)”, or you can also read this next article…May 14 (The World’s Most Amazing Fact!)

Question book magnify svg – Wikimedia – GNU license

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

 

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VALLEY OF DECISION GROUP…

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Look eastward in the early summer through fall. Find the Cassiopeia Constellation. Cassiopeia is the Mount of Blessing.

Valley of Decision + O Destroying Mountain Constellation Group

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In the sketch, it is the farthest mountain to the left. In the sky, it is the northern-most of these three mountains when facing eastward. It resembles a pyramid. Then find the next pyramid to its right (south). Then go a little further south to the next third pyramid. The third snow-cap is the Destroying Mountain Constellation. These three pyramids are the snow-capped portion of these three mountains in this sketch. (of course, you won’t see the snow-caps in the sky. They are just an embellishment in this sketch to present a concept-EDITOR).

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“Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.” Micah 4:1, 2

THE VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP. They appear in mid-summer in the eastern skies in pre-dawn hours.

Valley of Decision & O Destroying Mtn. Constellations

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These are made of Cassiopeia (mount on left), and various stars from the Andromeda Constellation (valley) Pegasus (Mount of Cursing (middle mount) & Destroying Mount (right)), and Pisces (Broad Way to Hell). The galaxy which appears to be climbing the Mountain of Blessing is the Andromeda Galaxy

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The above Wikipedia star-chart shows this amazing constellation group as it appears from June to fall, just prior to the winter constellation group. Actually, this Valley of Decision Constellations appear in early summer in the pre-dawn hours. (Editor of this website has sketched in this constellation group onto this above Wikipedia star-chart.) 

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Question_book_magnify2.svg

READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The ‘Valley of Decision’ Constellation”

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vitamin_Display.JPG

TOMORROW:

January 10 . . . . Our Minimum Daily Requirements! “Part-timers Need Not Apply!”

Vitamin Display – by Mark Buckawichi – for Wikimedia – Universal Public Domain

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THIS IS STUDY #9 IS PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING…

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 Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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