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FBC E-Blast - September 24, 2012
FBC E-Blast
September 24, 2012

Make The Most

Colossians 3

As we grow older, time seems to move faster. Childhood birthdays that took forever to come around now seem to arrive a little too close together.

We used to think that we have forever... that we would eventually be able to get around to doing everything we aspire to do before we die... whenever that is. It's this youthful mindset that causes many of us to chase after things that bring immediate gratification and joy. Whether it is material wealth, relationships, power and prestige, or education, we have all focused on something "earthly" at one point at another.

Yet when we look at the grander scale of things, at life as a whole, we will find ourselves sobered. The brevity of life is real... whether we live to be 18 or 80. It's a reality.

The task we have is to keep this reality in the forefront as we make our daily life choices and decisions. Before we act, we have to ask ourselves, "Will this choice matter just for today, or forever? Will this decision matter just to me, or to someone else (or everyone else)?"

Paul wrote about it in Colossians 3:2: Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

James wrote about it in James 4:14: Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.

David wrote about it in Psalm 39:4-5: Lord, make me to know my end, And what is the measure of my days, That I may know how frail I am. Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths, And my age is as nothing before You; Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor. Selah.

How will you make the most of the days you have on earth?

Used by permission from NewSpring Church

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