The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.
Amazing Grace by John Newton verse 6
The first two lines of Newton’s sixth verse refer to his reading in 2 Peter 3:10 about end times. It talks about the world ending.
“10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and everything that is done on it will be disclosed.”
A pastor today said that the scientific “doomsday clock” famous in the scientific world, not necessarily the Christian world, predicts we are 90 seconds from nuclear doom. One idiot pressing a button can kill billions. In fact each generation has thought they were living in end times. Could life be worse than WWII? Luther thought the hordes at the gates of Europe meant evangelism was not important.
Living each day as if it were our last is important. Our mother taught us idioms like, “A stitch in times saves nine.” “Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” “Don’t let the sun go down on your wrath.” The gift of being able to live each day to its fullest is indeed a gift.
Putting off till tomorrow the good we can do today is a bad habit. Our paths may never cross again with the other to ask forgiveness or to bless with an act of love. Is there something you have been putting off that you need to do? Is there someone you would like to bless today with a smile, a hug, or a quick note? Let us try to live today as if it were our last and see how many people we can bless!!!
1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. (Proverbs 27:1)
17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them. (James 4:17)
11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. (Hebrews 12:11)