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Today, Tomorrow
28 January 2010, 5:00 pm
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Some people live for today and die tomorrow. Christians die today and live for tomorrow. The true Christian life is about living for something else. It’s about having a vision for eternity that makes sacrifice now worthwhile.

Our life is but a moment, a breath. It’s the tick of a clock. A blink of an eye. A click of the fingers.

You get one life, one chance. And there’s no reply, no rewind.

Don’t live for the moment. Live for eternity.

Your suffering and your shame are for a moment. Your reward is forever.

Your temptations and your sin are for a moment. Hell is forever.

Your pride and your achievements are for a moment. God’s glory is forever.

Your career is for a moment. God’s “Well done, good and faithful servant” is forever.

Your love life and sex life are for a moment. Your union with Christ is forever.

Your money and possessions are for a moment. Your heavenly treasure is forever.

Tim Chester. The Ordinary Hero. pp. 205-208.


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Some great exhortations and challenges there. Good things to meditate on.
On a similar note, here’s that quote I like from the Puritan, Baxter:
“Spend your time in nothing which you know must be repented of; in nothing on which you might not pray for the blessing of God; in nothing which you could not review with a quiet conscience on your dying bed; in nothing which you might not safely and properly be found doing if death should surprise you in the act.”

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