Invest in Eternity
“He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return.” (Psalm 78:39)
All of us have a “loaf” of time. This presents us with a threefold problem. First, none of us knows how long our loaf of time will last. Second, we know that with each day, one slice of our loaf is used up, never to be available again. And third, in light of eternity, we have a decision to make as to how best use our loaf of time.
In our verse for today, the psalmist describes our life as a passing breeze that does not return. It describes something that is extremely brief. If we are wise, we will use this brief time to focus on the eternal. Not so for most people, for they are focusing their attention only on what they can see and do in this world, without giving any thought as to what will happen in eternity.
The wise believer must keep biblical principles in mind. We are going to die. We will be required to give an account of our lives before the Lord at the judgment seat of Christ. We will experience gain or suffer loss of reward depending on how much we have allowed the spirit to live, or flow, through our mortal lives. We will give an account of whether our acts were done through the Spirit of God or the energy of the flesh.
The brevity of life points us to the Word of God. We will find our hearts drawn to it as we acquaint ourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ and allow him to dwell richly in our hearts. Is that happening to you?
Are you living a life of consumption, thinking only of yourself, or are you participating in Christ’s Great Commission for the world? Are you setting your mind and heart on things above or on the things of this world? In what ways are you making the most of today’s kingdom opportunities?
that time for kingdom impact
in this life is short.
“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)
“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)