Monday, April 13, 2009

Our Last Day

Have you ever heard a sermon or teaching that says we should live each day as though it were our last day on earth? Can you imagine what the world would be like? We would continually live on the edge of our emotions. We would be obnoxious with our pleading, exhorting, witnessing, and clutching our loved ones who are not saved.

Our frantic emotions would not accomplish spiritual tasks simply because they can’t (Romans 8:7-8).

Scripture exhorts us to be aware of the brevity of life (James 4:14; 1 Peter 1:24), but to occupy ourselves with the work he has prepared for us to do (Ephesians 2:10).

It is good for us to remember that our lives will one day be over. It keeps us humble and reminds us to depend on God (Ecclesiastes 3:15-22). But it does not negate our responsibility to finish the work he has given us to do, not the truth that God will decide what he will accomplish through us.

We are called to be faithful and live in peace (John 14:27; 15:11).