Make Every Day Count
“You have decided the length of our lives. You know how many months we will live, and we are not given a minute longer.” - (Job 14:5)
I want to ask you a question. If you had one year left to live, how would you live your life? Would you live it any differently than you lived the year before?
This is something we must come to grips with, because as believers, we want to deal with reality. We want to face the facts of the brevity of life on Earth and the reality of eternity.
Sadly, there are many people today who live silly, shallow, wasted lives. Daniel said to King Belshazzar, “You have been weighed on the balances and have not measured up” (Daniel 5:27 nlt). Belshazzar was put on God’s scale, and he didn’t have enough weight. He was a lightweight. He had wasted his life. And there are a lot of people today who waste their lives as well.
As tragic as it is, a life being cut short is not the greatest tragedy of all. And to the point, who are we to say that a life is cut short? Isn’t God the one who determines the length of our days? Doesn’t Scripture say there is a time to be born and a time to die? It doesn’t tell us when that time is. Doesn’t the Bible say that our times are in His hands?
When our son Christopher went to meet the Lord at age 33, it was so unexpected. But Christopher was living for the Lord. He was glorifying God with his life, and he is in Heaven now. Obviously he is greatly missed.
But what is even more tragic than a life that isn’t lived as long as we would like to see it lived is a life that is largely squandered and wasted.
Don’t waste your life. Don’t waste your year. Don’t waste today. Make every day count.
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