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  • Alan Fong

Till Death Do Us Part

Today’s Verse:

And Ittai answered the king, and said, As the LORD liveth, and as my lord the king liveth, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there also will thy servant be. ~2 Samuel 15:21

In marriage vows, husbands and wives make solemn, lifelong commitments and pledges to one another. One of these pledges we make is, “Till death do us part.” Let us see how a choice friend of David pledged his loyalty and commitment to him at a time when many in the kingdom had abandoned him. Let us see the makeup of true dedication.

We see the purpose.

True dedication is an absolute commitment of effort, resources, and availability. There is no reservation in a pledge of dedication. In the Christian life, dedication is a surrender of our bodies and lives to the good, perfect, and acceptable will of God. In dedication, we make it known that our whole reason for living is to honor and please our Lord. The hymn writer wrote, “Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee.” It is giving our life for the glory and p