Well, looking at all this, now I have another question. Why do we, you, exist? Why are you here, why are you alive on this earth? Our God tells us very plainly in His word exactly why we are here. What did Paul tell those people in Athens in his sermon on Mars Hill, he said, “that they should seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and exist as even some of your own poets have said, 'For we also are His offspring.' (Acts 17:27-28). Or consider what Paul said to the brethren in the church at Corinth in 1 Corinthians 8:6 where he said, “yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things, and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.” What do these two passages tell us? We are here, we exist in this physical world for one reason and one reason only, to serve and honor our God, the one who created us. Our existence here is our time of probation, our time by which we demonstrate our belief, trust and faith by means of our obedience to God. And, we have very little time in this world by which to do all this. 100 years may seem to be a long period of time but, how long is it compared to the age of this earth? How long is it compared to eternity? Ask someone who is 80 or 90 years old how long they have lived and they will tell you it seems as if they were just born yesterday. That old saying “time flies” is very true. And, this is where the problem comes in for us. We get so tied up, involved, wrapped up in all the activities of this physical world that we don’t have time for God. We think as long as we make one worship service a week we are good. Do we realize that in doing that we are giving God only 1/10 of 1 percent of our time. Yet, God said we are to seek Him FIRST above everything in this world in Matthew 6:33. We are commanded not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together in Hebrews 10:25. We are also warned that we are to be very careful how we use the precious time that God has given us. “Making the most of your time, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:16). Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.”
(1 Peter 4:1-2).
Now, again, how are you using the precious time that God has given you? What matters most to you, your job, fun, money, hobbies or your soul? Are you living your life by the desires of men or the will of God?
Until next week, I love you all,