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Precious in the Sight of the Lord

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Today, instead of talking about prophecy or beasts in Revelation, let’s talk about the very essence of why we are here. Why do we Christians open the Bible and study it? It’s not a game. It’s not just to become more intelligent. It’s not so that we can quote more verses than someone else can.

The time the Bible meant the most to me in many years was when I was laying in the hospital, with a bunch of pipes in me, not really knowing whether I was coming or going. Yet, I knew that God is there, that his son Jesus Christ is there, and that I had renewed my contact with them. I realized right then that if I were to just close my eyes and fall asleep, it really wouldn’t matter to me. It is at that time, when the chips are really down, that we realize what we believe.

Today we’ve lost a loved one—a very dear man that we’ve known for so many years. He was our friend—a kind, gentle friend—and now he’s not with us anymore.

The righteous perishes, and no man lays it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.

Isaiah 1–2 KJ2000

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

Psalm 116:15 KJ2000


Daniel Botha

Daniel Botha grew up in South Africa and was baptized in 1962. In 1967 he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Ambassador College, Bricket Wood, England. In 1998 Daniel obtained a Masters in Counseling from Texas A&M. From 2001 Daniel used his writings to reach over six thousand Africans with the gospel, with twenty-four booklets and a thirty-two lesson Bible Course. Daniel and Helen moved to Rockwall, Texas in 2006 and he has continued his writing, publishing Why Has Jesus Not Returned?.

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