Who Is Being Blotted Out Of The Book?

Q. Re: Psalm 69:28. If God knows the end from the beginning, Alpha and Omega, and we are predestined to His call and our names our reserved til that time when we confirm our reservation in His Lamb’s Book of Life and are sealed, who is blotted out?

A. Psalm 69:28 says, “May they be blotted out of the book of life and not be listed with the righteous.”

Check the context on this. It’s in the Old Testament, and it’s not about the Lamb’s Book of Life, which only pertains to the Church.

It’s about the Book of Life, which was updated every fall in the 10 days between Rosh Hashanna and Yom Kippur. This is when all those whose lives were judged to be righteous were given another year of life and those whose lives were beyond redemption were blotted out of the book and were scheduled for death.

Even today, some Orthodox Jews scurry around in the 10 days between Rosh Hashanna and Yom Kippur to right the wrongs they’ve done to others in the past year in an effort to be considered righteous before the books are closed. During this time a traditional greeting among them is, “May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year.”

David was asking the Lord to include his enemies among the unrighteous, to be scheduled for death.

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