What difference does it make?

There is no question that life is quick, James reminds us that life is only a vapor, that is here for a short time, and then vanishes (Jas 4:14).  Solomon has warned us that we should number our days (Ps 90:12). Life is quick and fast. The average life expectancy in the US is about seventy eight years old, or 28,470 days. If the average person becomes a Christian at the age of fifteen they would have sixty three years or 22,995 days in which to serve God an influence others. The question comes up  “What difference does it make” regarding what I do with my time, and how I choose to serve God.

Listen to this, the average person reads about 250 words per minute, God’s word contains about 788,280 in the King James Version, meaning it would take approximately 3,153 minutes to read all the way through the Bible, or on average just a shade under nine minutes a day. What good can nine minutes a day do for you? In nine minutes daily you can do this:

  1. “Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of Truth” (2 Tim 2:15)
  2. Build your faith (Romans 10:17)
  3. Learn those things that we will all be judged by (John 12:48)
  4. You will find good (Prov 16:20)
  5. Build yourself up and give yourself an inheritance among t hose who are saved (Acts 20:32)

What difference does it make? Think of the hours we spend in so many activities, think of the time we spend at work, school, sports activities, recreational activities, and many other things, none of which are able to save your soul, which Jesus says is worth more than all the world (Matt 16:18). But in less than nine minutes a day the opportunity presents itself to help us grow in wisdom and favor with God. Remember we can not teach others the word of God unless we study it ourselves. I pray that we will all commit ourselves to spend more time in our study of God’s word.

Ande Z