Today’s Scripture: Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58


There was a documentary on the lost castles of England; it mentioned that there were a lot of castles in a 250 year period that were made of wood. Those didn’t last nearly as long as stone. They were trying to figure out what they could about the designers and occupants of these castles. In the end, they were able to determine very little about them.

If the LORD would tarry 1000 years, which I don’t believe He will, do you think it would matter who lived in a castle or who lived in a shack or even who our President was?

Many people strive to be remembered. When I go on my trips to Israel, we go to some of the tels. Tels are civilizations that were destroyed and had other civilizations built on top of them. When a city was destroyed, they put dirt over it and the next civilization came along, etc. Jericho has over 20 layers of civilizations. When in Jericho, walking along, I wonder who the mayor was of Civilization 3. I ponder who the greatest athlete was on Civilization 5 or who was the wealthiest person on Civilization 11. Archeologists would have to say they cannot tell. No pun intended.

All civilizations that have come and gone were filled with people who were born, lived, loved, and died. All of the acts that these people performed for earthly gain, no matter how good or bad, have faded from memories and the pages of history.

One thing is for certain, only what is done for Christ will last and will be remembered through eternity by our Heavenly Father.

Devotional by Jim Scudder Jr.