God’s Record of Your Life

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“When He writeth up the people” (Psalm 87:66The Lord shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah. (Psalm 87:6)). We are all going to be written up. That process is going on now. In the close of the Epistle to the Colossians (ch. 4:7-18), we get a little foreshadowing of that kind of thing. The Spirit of God has been pleased in the verses which we read in Colossians to give us a few remarks about some of the brethren. These remarks are the estimate that the Apostle Paul by the Spirit of God put upon them. You will notice that no two of these men are characterized alike. Each one has that which is distinctly his. No two of us are expected to be duplicates. The Spirit of God has been pleased to put these records here that we might pick up a bit of profit from them.
These remarks are for those who are young. If the Lord tarries and you live, someday you will be older than you are now. If you are kept in the path, someday you will be among the older brethren. What kind of a record will God be able to write of you at that time? If the Apostle Paul were going to close one of his epistles and wanted to mention you, what kind of a record would he be able to give?