Echoes From the Campfire

The Good Book has some thoughts on judgment, but a lawman can have a pretty short life if he doesn’t at least do a little of it.”
               –Lou Bradshaw  (Along the Way)

    “So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
               –Psalm 90:12 (NKJV)
I see so many in this Christian walk singing “Tra-la-la-la-la-la” and paying no attention to the life they’re living; seeing if it matches up with God’s Word or not.  They don’t pay much heed to their surroundings.  They could walk into a nightclub and it wouldn’t be much different from going to a ballgame, or maybe even going to church.  Now, that’s not hard to do these days either, for many churches keep it as dark as a nightclub with only light on the performers on the stage.
    How many days do you have left in your life?  You don’t know.  So are you making each day count, living it to the fullest–for the Lord and not for self? We hear that clamor, “Live for your self; make each day count.”  But it doesn’t mean a thing if it is not lived for the Lord.  There is no true satisfaction for the soul except in the God of the Bible.  Is all your hope centered on Jesus Christ?
     “No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” (Luke 16:13, NKJV)  What gets in the way most of the time is self.  We set ourselves up as if we are God, “I believe the Scriptures mean this,” or “in my opinion.”  People bow continually at altars of other gods and then try to excuse their actions.  You cannot mix the worship of the true God with the worship of the things of the world.  It cannot be done.  D.L. Moody, said, “If worldliness should come in, godliness would go out.”
     The road to heaven and hell leads in different directions.  Which master do you choose to follow?  Are you numbering your days right?  Don’t be a self-deceiver!  The time is shorter than we think.  Remember how fast last year went by?  Your life is speeding by as well, make good use of the time on this earth that the Lord has given you.