Saturday - November 12, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
BIBLE READING: 2 Timothy 2:14-26
Scripture tells us about the oldest person who ever lived. “So all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty nine years” (Genesis 5:27). Can you imagine? If you could live 969 years on this earth, you could have witnessed the Civil War, the Reformation, Columbus discovering America, and still have a few hundred years to spare. Just think of all the wealth (or junk, depending on how you look at it) you could acquire. Think of all the things you would have seen, and all of the people you would have met. If you lived almost a thousand years, what an accomplishment that would be. Yet that is not even the most interesting aspect of the verse.
It doesn’t matter how long we live, only that we live. The Almighty has given us all the gifts of being able to exist on this good planet. It doesn’t matter how long we live, because, at some point, we will all die. We are only given one precious shot at life, and how we spend our second life in eternity is determined by how well we lived this one.
Application: Thank God today for allowing you to live in this world. Make the most of your time here preparing for the hereafter.