We are at a juncture in human history when countries war with one another, leaders are at each other’s throats, political scandals, mistrust of those in the seat of power, with pharmaceutical, airline, food, airline companies, security forces, and the list goes on.
Each week, it seems something that has been bubbling under the surface for a while, festers into a big sore that cannot be healed. Gunmen attack mosques, man stabs a priest during mass, a cyclone creates massive destruction, and you wonder what you will hear in the next newscast.
Yet life goes on. People are moving about going about their business; some to work, others to play, and many to rob, kill, and create mayhem. The banks continue to do business, our industries are steaming with production, stores and supermarkets are open for business, our highways are crammed with vehicles, planes are flying, ships are carrying cargo, cruise ships are loaded with passengers, people are going to church in small numbers, children are at school, adults are attending universities, the hospitals are busy, and the funeral homes are doing a thriving business. Despite all of what is going on in our world, be they positive or negative, people are still dying.
The cycle of life entails all of the above. Humans born and humans die. More are being born than those who are dying – thanks to medicine, food, and the more health conscious. Life expectancy is increasing, up to 87 years in countries like Japan, nevertheless that still won’t stop people from dying. “It is appointed for us to die.”
What then? Should we give up on life because of all the horrors associated with the shortcomings of humanity? Shouldn’t we just live life to the fullest and let the chips fall where they may? What wisdom is there in missing all the pleasures and good things of life, be they good or evil, after all we are still going to die! “All die and return to the dust from whence we came.”
Many people reason this way, and in their own insight, life is too short not to enjoy it to the fullest. They are bent on making the best use of every opportunity for pleasure, for gain, wealth, and for some, sinning against God. Is there anything else to live than just mere pleasure or seeking materialistic gain that is only for a time?
God’s holy word, the Bible, is full of wisdom that if one applies in their sojourn on this planet, they can get the best of both worlds – this world and the world to come. You can still live a very productive life now if you follow the edict of the Bible and also end up with the most profitable and enduring investment one could ever imagine – eternal life.
Matt 16:25, “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. 26What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? 27For the Son of Man will come in His Father’s glory with His angels, and then He will repay each one according to what he has done.…”
Here is a simple truth that if embraced and adhered to, according to the dictates of God’s prescription for life, you will have everlasting life when Jesus Christ established His coming kingdom on earth. Repent! Believe the gospel of Jesus Christ and all the pleasures of this world; all the ills faced by society today, all the trials of your life will not be worthy to the glory that will reveal in the saints of God, when human history comes to its inevitable end – soon. For more on this subject, download FREE our booklet, THE ASSURANCE OF SALVATION.