Be wise-prioritise (1)
‘Oh, that they were wise…that they would consider their latter end!’ Deuteronomy 32:29 NKJ
The Bible says: ‘…If only they… would understand this and discern what their end will be!’ (Deuteronomy 32:29 NIV) What do you spend your time doing? What feels good at the time, what your mates are doing, or what is wise? Part of being wise is about looking ahead and knowing what is the best thing to do with your time and talents. You will always do SOMETHING for every 24 hours in every day. It’s not: ‘Will my day be full?’ but ‘Who will fill it?’ and ‘What will it be filled with?’
The story’s told of a lighthouse keeper on a rocky stretch of coastline who received a new supply of oil each month to keep the light burning. A woman from the village needed some oil to keep her family warm; a farmer requested some for his tractor; a mechanic wanted some to oil a wheel. All the requests seemed legitimate so the lighthouse keeper tried to please everybody. Before the month was over his oil was gone and the beacon went out. As a result several ships were wrecked and lives were lost. When the authorities investigated, the man was very sorry. But their reply was, ‘You were given oil for one purpose-to keep the light burning.’ God has given you your life, talents and time. What does He want you to do with them?
SoulFood: Deut 8-10, Luke 10:1-12, Ps 78:9-16, Pr 16:25