“I love to live on the brink of eternity.”
What concerns you daily?
Do you worry about finances, children, health, or a job? These concerns are all normal, yet we are frequently distracted by earthly issues and we ignore eternity. The Psalmist wrote:
“My life span is nothing in Your sight.
Yes, every mortal man is only a vapor.”
In other words, everything we experience is temporary and our lives are actually quite short. Now, please do not misunderstand. The idea that this live is “temporary” does not mean it is unimportant. Our lives and our responsibilities are very important. We should seek to live well.
However, as missionary David Brainerd reminds us, we should live with eternity in view. What are you doing today that will have eternal impact?
Are you parenting your kids with eternity in mind?
Are you managing your money with eternity in mind?
Are you working with eternity in mind?
God of eternity past and future, guide my life for eternal impact. As I live in this passing world, help me live well. But as I live, make what I do here last into eternity.
Scott Hildreth is the director of the Lewis A. Drummond Center for Great Commission Studies. He frequently speaks on issues of missions, spiritual formation, missiology, and theology. Scott also contributes to SEBTS faculty blog www.betweenthetimes.com