Commentary By: Gordon King
Time is short my friends, we don’t have much of it! Our life is like a wisp of wind in the never-ending realm of eternity. Like the sand in an hour-glass, so goes the days of our lives! You may have heard that before, and if not then I am dating myself (Ha! Ha!).
But seriously, just how much time do we really have? When you are a young child it seems as though your life will last forever, yet as we get older we see that we don’t have as much as we used to think that we did. And when we reach an old age, then we really see the reality that life is short, and that it goes by so very quickly!
This is the same as the world, they do not see the reality of God, or the things of God. It is not until they are born-again that they can see reality for what it is. And when we as believers mature in Christ, we can see God, eternity, and the spiritual world more clearly. It just all seems to make more sense to us as we grow in the Lord.
Unfortunately there are many who will never know the Lord, nor will they know the reality of eternity until it is too late! They are stuck in time, not seeing the reality of our existence, not knowing the truth of just why we are here on earth.
As believers, we need to use our time wisely, invest into the kingdom of God, and shine our light out into a dark world. Then those in the world may see, they may come to the conclusion that our time is short, and that there is much more to this life then being here merely by chance.
The light of God, used to shine a bright light into the darkness, in order to spread the glory of God, to overcome the darkness! Go out into the world and shine the light of God, not being conformed to this world, but being transformed by the word of God. Not practicing sin as a lifestyle, but being continually cleansed by the blood of the Lamb!
Transformation, justification, sanctification, being made new and more Christ-like. Thinking like God, being like God not a god ourselves. These are the things of the true believer. These are the things which show us that we are in fact saved, born-again! Bearing the fruit of the spirit, battling against the flesh, and putting on the armor of God.
Time is short, we don’t have much of it, and maybe even less than we think we do. Go out into the world and make the best use of it. Live for God, work for God, do it for His glory!
And if you are not a believer in Jesus Christ, then I strongly urge you to take a deep look inside of yourself. Ask yourself if you have ever sinned. Ask yourself if you have ever broken one of the Ten Commandments. We cannot be saved by keeping the law, only by accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior, only by believing and placing our faith and trust in Him! It is by nothing that we could ever do, nor by any works, only by the grace of God, as a gift, a free gift of love.
If you are not sure if the bible is true, then study it, research it, and do it with an open mind and a serious effort. The bible does prove itself to be true, and history proves it to be true as well. Do the scriptures of the Old Testament say that there will be a Savior of the world? Do they make claims about Him, written hundreds and even thousands of years before His birth? Did they come true? Did they all come true? I tell you they did! Over three hundred of them. All with 100% accuracy! The bible does prove itself to be true, research it for yourself.
God bless my friends! Maranatha!