FOR WHAT IS YOUR LIFE?
.. “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”-James 4:14
Our life is soon over, even at best. It is like a watch in the night, like grass that withers like a sigh, and like a vapor that vanishes away
It is like a flower of the field (Psalm 103:115) that falls off. It is like a mere breath and like a passing shadow.
Life and death are no respecter of persons and death may come unexpectedly.
We may not know when our end on earth will come but we do know for sure that it will end!
Suppose that you live to the ripe old age of 100 and your afterlife were to last 10,000 years. This would mean that your life in the flesh would be only 1/100 of your future life. But isn’t this somewhat ridiculous?
In actuality, our afterlife (in heaven or hell) will last not 10,000 years, not 1,000,000,000 years, but eternally!
Do you think it is wise to waste our earthly life of 50, 75, or 100 years and then suffer an eternity in pain, anguish, lostness, aloneness, wretchedness, without any joy or pleasure or fellowship with GOD?
Do you think it makes good sense to forfeit our earthly life in trying to find every ounce of pleasure but then face a wrathful God who chooses to punish us eternally because of our unforgiven sin?
The Bible means it when it says that “the wages of sin is death”-Romans 6:23a.
The result of sin will be God’s unending wrath (Ephesians 5:6), and no one who dies in sin will receive the kingdom of God.
It is the height of foolishness and shortsightedness for us to waste our life and spend it in the guilt of unforgiven sin, then face God in eternal judgment.
“… For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”-2 Corinthians 5 :10
In light of all of these facts, what would God think?
David, the psalmist, wrote:
“LORD, make me to know my end and what is the extent of my days; Let me know how transient I am”(Psalm 39:4).
Let’s always keep our “END” before us.
Let’s weigh the reality of “the extent of our days” and let’s always remember “how transient we are”!
Realize deep in your heart that your time is limited and then the vastness of Eternity lies out before you!
GOD’S WORD SAYS;
“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” – Ephesians 5:15-16
PONDER OVER THIS QUESTIONS:
🔹Are we making the most of our limited, precious time here?
🔹Are you piling up riches on earth and living as though there were no tomorrow?
🔹Are you taking your expensive vacations, chasing after sports and musical concerts, and living for this life or are you living sacrificially for God and spending your life and all it contains for Him?
I urge you to look at your life and see yourself as God sees you.
Be WILLING to REPENT of all your sins and renounce your self-orientation.
Turn away from all disobedience before God and begin to live for JESUS CHRIST.
Place your faith in God and in the Lord Jesus, trusting God to save you because Jesus our Savior was willing to take all of our sins on Himself and die for them (Romans 5:6-11).
He rose from the dead to give you new life!
Be willing to confess Jesus as Lord (Romans 10:9-10) and be baptized into Jesus and into His death (Romans 6:3-5) by expressing your faith and repentance in baptism (Acts 2:38; 22:16) and then rising to live a new life in Him (Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12-13).
You can be a “NEW CREATION”in CHRIST JESUS, AMEN!