Wow!! Bet it’s been a while since you heard the words to this old gospel song!! I was reminded of them by my Bible reading during “coffee with the Lord” this morning… (see the Scripture reading below the words of the old gospel song).
“Lord, I care not for riches, neither silver nor gold;
I would make sure of Heaven, I would enter the fold.
In the book of Thy kingdom, with its pages so fair,
Tell me, Jesus, my Savior, is my name written there?
“Is my name written there,
On the page white and fair?
In the book of Thy kingdom,
Is my name written there?
“Lord, my sins they are many, like the sands of the sea,
But Thy blood, O my Savior, is sufficient for me;
For Thy promise is written, in bright letters that glow,
“Though your sins be as scarlet, I will make them like snow.”
“Oh! that beautiful city, with its mansions of light,
With its glorified beings, in pure garments of white;
Where no evil thing cometh to despoil what is fair;
Where the angels are watching, yes, my name’s written there!
And the Scripture I read this morning…
“Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it… And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. ANOTHER BOOK WAS OPENED, WHICH IS THE BOOK OF LIFE. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books… each person was judged according to what he had done… IF ANYONE’S NAME WAS NOT FOUND WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE, HE WAS THROWN INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.” (from Revelation 20:11-15)
I want to be sure my name has been written “in THE BOOK OF LIFE!”