“Those who have long lists of awards and accomplishments cannot take them with them when they die. We brought nothing into this world when we were born and we will take nothing with us when we leave.” Those sobering, thought-provoking words are from a Guest Sermon by retired minister Jim Murchison, from Charlottetown, recently. Many good talented and compassionate people receive recognition from time to time. These earthly honors may be well deserved, but Mr. Murchison puts them in their proper perspective. He is in line with Bible truth in asserting that none of us will take our awards with us when we pass from this life. Nor will our earthly accomplishments help us make it into heaven. That’s because, as we find in the New Testament book of Titus, it is “not by works of righteousness that we have done but according to God’s mercy” we get to heaven. It is all by God’s undeserved grace, not because of our works.
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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