See the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evil-doers will be stubble; the day that comes shall burn them up, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. But for you who revere my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall…on the day when I act, says the Lord of hosts.
Micah, Holy Bible
A word from a dear old man of God…
In Numbers 20:24 we have one of the lovely pictures that the Bible uses when it speaks of the death of believers. Unlike the New Testament, in which we read that believers ‘fall asleep’, or are ‘taken to Abraham’s side’, here, as elsewhere in the Old Testament, Aaron is ‘gathered to his people’. [The same is said of Abraham, aged 175 years, in Genesis 25:8.] What a beautiful picture! The Christian’s ultimate family is the people of God. These people are our brothers and sisters, some of whom are found on earth, others already in glory. The longer we live, the more we will find that we know more of the family in heaven than here! Death will not separate us from our family, but gather us to them. We will be with Christ and with them! Be encouraged.
‘Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust does corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.‘ Matthew: the words of Jesus