Life is short and should not be taken for granted. We should thank the Lord every morning and every night for the time He has given us on earth. No one knows the time the Lord is going to take us home to be with him or allow Satan to take non-believers to his hot place in Hades.
Being a good example is something that is demanded from each and every one of us. At least, this is what we should try to do.
Our everyday life is a picture of our emotional, spiritual, and physical being. Are you displaying a life that you are not ashamed for anyone to see?
My brother loaned me a book and told me to read it, which I did. It was written by a Vietnam POW and he told of the torture and struggles the POW’s endured and went through while in captivity. It not only told of the pain and punishment the POW’s went through it also told about what his wife and children faced while he was confined.
In today’s society many will find people saying that they do good things and good works so they can please God and be accepted into His glory. This is all well and good; however, good works alone do not get you to heaven.
Several years ago, when I was helping a friend of mine sell church pages, I asked him if he ever saw results from any of his sales. I was interested in knowing if anyone had ever accepted Christ as a result of reading one of these pages.
Several years ago, the eyes of the world were on the Olympic Games being held in Beijing, China. Athletes from all over the world trained long and hard to try and earn the right of standing on the center podium to receive a gold medal.
As we celebrate the last days of the current year and enjoy the festive times of Christmas, do we have an expectation of what the days and months of the New Year are going to bring? Have we made plans that are going to affect us in the next few days as well as the future?