John and Charles Wesley were men greatly used of God in 18th Century England. They preached a radically different religion of the heart and disciplined living with all committed to Christ. This made them so much different from the world around them they were often the target of mocking crowds who ridiculed their preaching and their radically different lifestyle.
Once, when John Wesley was mocked he simply replied, “Our people die well.”
Dying well is the final test of a man’s life. John Wesley himself with his final deathbed words gave glory to God. While no doubt many of those who mocked him died a fearful death looking back at a life spent in rebellion against God.
When you get down to the end of life will you be ready to die well? You can only die well if you have trusted Christ and lived well. And living well really just means redeeming the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.