August 24
Malachi 3:13-18

The list

The Lord spoke to His people through His servant Malachi, saying; “You have said that it is useless to serve God and do what is right because it is the proud who are happy. It is the wicked who become richer and are not punished for their evil deeds.”

When those who loved and respected the Lord heard Malachi’s message, they started talking to each other about it. Then the names of those who honored the Lord were written in a book: the name of every person who loved the Lord was written down.

This is what the Lord said about those who loved Him; “They shall be Mine for they are My treasured possession. Once again my people will see the difference between what happens to the godly and the wicked; to the one who serves Me and the one who does not.”

Is my name in God’s book?

Have you ever stood in front of a Roll of Honor—a panel that lists the names of people who are honored for their achievements? Wow! What an honor to have one’s name listed with those top achievers and heroes. As you stare up at the beautifully printed names, have you secretly wished that your name were among those on the list?

Would you like your name to be on the most important list of all? It may be on there already! If you have asked Jesus to be Lord of your life, your name is already written in the Book of Life. This is God’s book, kept safely in heaven for that important day when those whose names are written in the Book of Life will be allowed to enter heaven and spend eternity with Him.

Verse for today

He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels. Revelation 3:5