Going Over the Books

It’s a Wonderful Life is one of my favorite Christmas classics. How could anyone ever forget the panic and helplessness of Bedford Falls,’ George Bailey, manager of the savings and loan? A bank examiner, going over the books, discovers a discrepancy. George is unsuccessful in attempts to find thousands of dollars, misplaced by his absent-minded uncle. The examiner, in his brief time of going over the books, changed George’s life and future.

God keeps information about each of us in a book. Will he find a discrepancy between what I claim and what my life reveals? “And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds (Revelation 20:12 NAS).” Actions do speak louder than words….

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