They would dance with the devil all day — and then dine with Christ at night!

(John Trapp)

"Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!"  Numbers 23:10

Some faint desires, and short-winded wishes, may be sometimes found in carnal men — but the mischief is that they would break God's chain, and would sunder . . .
  holiness, from happiness,
  sanctification, from salvation,
  and the means, from the end.

They would dance with the devil all day — and then dine with Christ at night!


They would live all their lives in Delilah's lap — and then go to Abraham's bosom when they die!


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"There are many who desire to die the death of the righteous — but do not endeavor to live the life of the righteous. Gladly would they have their end like theirs — but not their way. They would be saints in Heaven — but not saints on earth. If you resolve to serve God — you must renounce all competitors with Him!" (Matthew Henry)

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"I hope none of you calculate on serving the devil all your lives — and cheating God with your dying breath. You can't cheat God by giving him the last snuff of an expiring candle!" (Edward Taylor)

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"He who would die well, should live well; for a bad death must be the outcome of a bad life!" (Adam Clarke)

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"A Christian is not afraid of death — but of sin!
 An unconverted man is not afraid of sin — but of death!" (Brownlow North)
"It is appointed unto men once to die — but after this the judgment!" Hebrews 9:2

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"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money!" Matthew 6:24