Are you living like God conquered death?

Are you living like God conquered death?

PALMTREE

“Praise the Lord! Praise the name of the Lord!”

Psalm 135:1

Praise the Lord

“Psalm 135 begins with “Praise the Lord” and it ends with “Praise the Lord.” That’s the way Billy Bray started and ended things, too.

In the early 1800’s Billy Gray was known as a no-good drunken miner in the village of Twelveheads in Cornwall, England. Then, through the reading of a book by John Bunyan, Billy was converted to Christ, and he was never the same again.

“I can’t help praising God,” he once said. “As I go along the street, I lift up one foot, and it seems to say, ‘Glory,’ and I lift up the other, and it seems to say, ‘Amen.’ If they would put me into a barrel to keep me quiet, I would shout, ‘Glory’ out of the bunghole. Praise the Lord.”

Billy would often say about the Lord, “He has made me glad and no one can make me sad; he makes me shout and no one can make me doubt; he makes me leap, and no one can hold down my feet.”

Shortly before his death, Billy was asked if he was afraid, and he answered, “My Savior conquered death. If I was to go down to hell, I would shout, ‘Glory, glory’ to my blessed Jesus until I made the bottomless pit ring again, and then old Satan would say, ‘Billy, Billy, this is no place for you; get out of here.’ Then up to heaven I should go, shouting, ‘Glory, glory, praise the Lord.'”

Adapted from The One Year® Book of Psalms with devotionals by William J. Petersen and Randy Petersen (Tyndale) entry for November 6

Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House

All rights belong to the collections of Charles Spurgeon(C)

 

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