I read a quote by Jeremy Taylor today that said, “God hath given to man a short time here upon earth, and yet upon this short time eternity depends.” This made me think about my life. Am I preparing for eternity or am I just living for today?
Too many of us live our lives as if we had an eternity to get it right. Others live their lives as if there was no eternity and do as they please here on this earth. We are told in James 4:14, “Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.”
How we live our lives makes a difference not just here in this life but in the life to come. Jesus has given a standard to live by but most choose to live by our own standards. What will happen tomorrow? What will happen next week? Only God knows that answer. As I see it, it is of utmost importance that we live as if there was no tomorrow and live for that eternity today. Jesus has given us the guidelines. We just need to follow them.
The question for today is, “Are you willing to live for Jesus or for you?”