Don’t wait too late to develop a relationship with Christ. While reading several passages of scriptures, I thought about the value of our time on Earth. I thought about the importance of developing a relationship early in life with Christ.
One passage of scripture of particular importance is Ecclesiastes 12:1, “Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them.”
There aren’t any guarantees that we’ll reach our “golden” years. Our time on Earth is only for a short duration. Therefore, we should “prioritize” how best to utilize our time wisely. We’re not here, because we’re good. We’re here because of God’s goodness, through His grace and mercy.
Another passage of scripture paints a vivid picture of what will happen to us as we grow old. John 21: 18-19, “Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.”
Psalm 90:9-10, “All our days pass away under your wrath; we finish our years with a moan. Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.”
The world will pass away and everything in it. Therefore, the importance of spending quality time meditating on God’s word should have the utmost priority. Mark 8:36, “What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?”
We live in a “fallen” world filled with senseless and gratuitous violence. The world has become a “darker” place because of ungodly people. We need to continue to meticulously study and meditate on God’s precepts every day to maneuver through life.
I like what Psalm 73:25, says “Do I have anyone else in heaven? There’s nothing on earth I desire except you. My body and my heart fail, but God is my heart’s rock and my share forever.” We should have a desire to be obediently faithful by serving Him every day of our lives.