As I write from Camp Wawona I think about the tradition we have of inviting campers to sign a “book of life” as a symbol of their commitment to Jesus. Naturally, this verse caught my attention:
May they be blotted out of the book of life
And may they not be recorded with the righteous.
(Read the whole thing! www.biblegateway.com, and search for Psalm 69)
In context, David is in a bind, and is asking God to do many things to his enemies. Of all the different things, this is the most serious. The book of life, the actual one in heaven, is where our names are written—the names of those whom God has determined to be safe to save. They are those who believe in Jesus, have His faith, have accepted His faith, and live it by their actions. We should strive to remain in that book, and pray everyday to have God forgive our sins and keep our names in His book of life.
I’m praying for you, that you’ll stay strong for God, and have your name written in His book of life in heaven!
Timmy Baze 😀
Texts from the New American Standard Bible, Copyright (c) 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA.