Preparing For Our Real Future — Sunday Thought For The Day
During our church bible study Thursday evening a woman made a profound observation. She said that we spend a lot of time preparing for our future, but not the future that truly counts.
She was right. We take great pains to make sure we have prepared for our children’s college. We work hard and save wisely to prepare for our retirement years. We plan for future vacations and future items to purchase. But how many ignore the only future that really counts?
If only we spent the time preparing as meticulously for our eternal future as we do preparing for a future here on earth that is not guaranteed. Everything we have here on earth, will stay here when we die. Therefore, it should be of more concern that not one of us knows when our life here on earth will end.
I’m reminded of a friend who choked to death on the steak he was eating alone at home. I assure you that when he sat down to that dinner, he had no idea he would be called home before he finished it.
The most important future we can prepare for is our eternal future. Will we spend it with the Lord in heaven or spend it in hell?
Read: (All scripture is taken from King James Version of the Bible)
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.
Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here