Every now and then we all find ourselves thinking about life in general and our own life specifically. That is a natural thing to do and there are often reasons for that to occur. A new born baby, a marriage, a friend who moves, illness or the loss of loved one or dear friend. Another one of the ways that can happen is by simply being in God's Word.
Currently as I am reading through the Bible which I have been doing so chronologically. I have been in the areas of Solomon, his life and his writings. Currently that has had me in Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. He was known as the wisest man to ever live and he really had an understanding of life.
There are some important comments he makes about life and what it really looks like. I have spoken about this before and one of the most read portions of his writings on the subject are found in Ecclesiasties 3 when he begins in verse 1 NLT by stating-
“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.”
Earlier in chapter 1 in verses 9-11 NLT that-
“History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new. Sometimes people say, “Here is something new!” But actually it is old; nothing is ever truly new. We don’t remember what happened in the past, and in future generations, no one will remember what we are doing now.”
These are profound and thought provoking words. As we not only think about life but live life, we need to remember these words as well as those from Ecclesiastes 3:14-15 NLT-
“And I know that whatever God does is final. Nothing can be added to it or taken from it. God’s purpose is that people should fear him. What is happening now has happened before, and what will happen in the future has happened before, because God makes the same things happen over and over again.”
I know I have said this before and you probably have too that "God's got this". No matter what it is. Because we understand enough of His Word and who He is to recognize as did Solomon that whatever God does is final.
In light of it all then, what are we to do? Live it and experience all that is there for us. Take advantage of the opportunities to see His creation. To experience the different people and places in this world. To work hard in life whether it be our job, our family, our church and be happy. Solomon realized that truth and said in Ecclesiastes 3:22 NLT
“So I saw that there is nothing better for people than to be happy in their work. That is our lot in life. And no one can bring us back to see what happens after we die.”
Often we talk about the odds. What are the odds that this team will beat that team. What are the odds that this will happen if that happens. When you read God's Word and the writings of Solomon you find an very important fact in Ecclesiastes 5:15 NLT and what the odds are as he says-
“We all come to the end of our lives as naked and empty-handed as on the day we were born. We can’t take our riches with us.”
Someone once said that we go out of this world the same way we came in naked and crying. Solomon nailed that point for us, didn't he?
There is an important point to be made here. That the odds are we will die but the odds are also that Jesus might return before any of us die. Either way we all need to be prepared to step into eternity.
Probably all or most of you who read this today are saved and you are prepared to step into eternity in either case. However, if you have not asked Jesus Christ to be your Savior and Lord then today you can.
You could step into eternity but you are not prepared to do so. Because the eternity you would step into is one where you spend it in hell. Separated from God and there is no hope that you will ever get out. Here is written in Romans 10:9-10 ESV that Paul wrote-
...if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
I implore you to act on God's message of salvation today. If there is anything I can do to help you or a question I might answer, please use the yellow Contact me today button found at ElbertNasworthy.com right now.
In closing today, I want to encourage you to enjoy this life that God has given us. Every aspect of it because it is fleeting. Take advantage of every opportunity you are provided to experience this life and the wonder of it. Don't take anything for granted and live in the moment. God bless and trust you all have a wonderful day.
In God's Grace,