You are reading this right now because God Almighty has blessed you with these very moments of life. He knows exactly when you will depart from earth. He knows exactly what you will choose to do with this day, He knows if you have the rest of it, He knows if you have tomorrow. It is easy to assume that we have the rest of today, even tomorrow- after all, we woke up this morning and we have every morning for how many years now. But yesterday does not promise tomorrow, or even the rest of today.
Does this put a new value on the PRESENT for you?
When I consider all of the amazing accomplishments of mankind through history, I remain astounded that there are still people who believe this life on earth is all that there is. We know that Death comes to every man, regardless of his accomplishments. So why even try if there is no Hereafter? To make things better for the next generation who will also perish? Everything so that we may follow each other into the pit?
The truth is- there is an Eternal Value for everything that happens on earth, for the God of Eternity created everything and by Him all things are held together (Col 1:17) and have their Purpose (Eph 1:11). Though our mortal bodies stand for a limited time, our spirits move and live forever, praise be to God! Listen to the Words of Jesus:
“The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life.” -John 6:63
God has made it clear what lasts forever~
“All men are like grass,
and all their glory is like the flowers of the field. The grass withers and the flowers fall,
because the breath of the Lord blows on them.
Surely the people are grass.
The grass withers and the flowers fall,
but the word of our God stands forever.” –Isa 40:6b-8
As Jesus said~
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” -Matthew 24:35
Is there any doubt that TODAY is the Day for you to come to know God? The Past is gone, and Tomorrow is not guaranteed to you. Do you see the Value of This Day of life for you?- the Eternal Value of your Present breathing moments?
“I tell you, NOW is the time of God’s favor, NOW is the day of salvation.” -2 Cor 6:2b
“The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.” -Rom 13:11b
Former atheist, Christian C.S. Lewis in “The Screwtape Letters,” said~
“The Future is, of all things, the thing least like eternity. It is the most temporal part of time–for the Past is frozen and no longer flows, and the Present is all lit up with eternal rays.”
“Lit up with eternal rays”?…
Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” -John 8:12
“The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
And everyone who calls
on the name of the Lord [Jesus] will be saved.’” Acts 2:20-21
“Today, if only you would hear his voice, ‘Do not harden your hearts…'” -Psalm 95:7b-8
(Note: 2 Cor 6:2b CAPS mine).
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