“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” (Mark 13:31, NIV)
This is an incredible statement! Everything is ultimately going to pass away. Our time, talents, and treasures will expire when we do. They will do us no good in eternity. We must use them while we are on this side of eternity.
We are like the shopper who has won a contest and is allowed to buy as many groceries as she can within a short period of time. When the time expires, the shopping spree ends.
However, according to the Bible, we know that the Word of God will never pass away and that the soul of each person is going to exist forever in either heaven or hell. The soul going to heaven will spend eternity based on how his time, talents, and treasures were spent on earth.
This is why KingdomNomics is concerned with the brevity of life. The Bible comments extensively on life and how short it is. “He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return.” (Psalm 78:39, NIV)
“Surely the lowborn are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie. If weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath.” (Psalm 62:9, NIV)
“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” (James 4:14, NIV)
“You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure.” (Psalm 39:5, NIV)
We need to have understanding of these concepts so we can be busy CONVERTERLATING the perishable into the imperishable before the opportunity to do so vanishes. We want to be a yield-active, fruit-producing, and fruit-bearing CONVERTERLATORS while we can.
Today, ask yourself:
What steps am I personally taking to be a yield-active CONVERTERLATOR?