Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 32:28-52 (additional reading Psalm 78:56-64 and Proverbs 12:24)
Key Verse: “O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!” Deuteronomy 32:29
There are many people in the world who do not think about the end and are only concerned about the present, but no matter what a man is today, no matter what he has, everything here on earth ceases immediately at his last breath. Jesus said “So don’t ever worry about tomorrow. After all, tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:34) we are still to consider it, especially in regards to the latter end because death is an appointment which most have to keep.
When you are born, you commence on a journey from this world to the next. Maybe it helps to see life as a journey into eternity. But the thing about any journey is that while the journey is important, and sometimes can be comfortable and easy and other times can be dis-comfortable and hard, the focus is never the journey but the destination. Life is a journey and must be continued to the end, there is no stop off point or U-turn.
The way which we view eternity will shape the way we live each day. For example, many people do not involve their churches in their social activities because they know that people will look at them differently. When we are more concerned about our popularity in this world that our life in eternity we have the wrong focus.
When it comes to giving both of time and money, when we are more interested in investing in a better earthly future then eternity we have the wrong focus. Jesus says ‘Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven.’ He told us to keep a heavenly perspective.
Life is a gift from God and He blesses us every day in so many ways! We must enjoy this gift while keeping a right focus and perspective on eternity.
- Where do you find your focus?
- What does it mean to have an eternal perspective?
Father, Thank You for the gift of life, which is not only for now but for all eternity. Help us to live with this perspective and to invest in more than the temporary. In Jesus’ name, Amen.