Updated: May 10, 2021
It's a LEAP DAY!
This day occurs only once every four years! Or does it? The date February 29 does, but today comes only once. What if I told you that today matters because it will determine where you spend later? Some people have this mindset that says, "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.” They Carpe Diem, a Latin phrase meaning Seize the day, with only today in mind.
The dictionary states that Carpe Diem is, "used to urge someone to make the most of the present time and give little thought to the future." What if I told you that the future does matter? I am not here to convince you to get some form of a retirement account, although lady wisdom says you should. I am here simply to tell you that, "Where and how you spend your future matters, and that's determined by your actions today."
I appreciate the principle of compounding because it can work in my interest. I started placing money in a Roth IRA when I was 18 and the compound effect will help me reap a manifold when I am 59 1/2. That choice at 18 will bless me later.
Echoes from Eden is written by A.W. Tozer and he pens this profound statement, "Men are free to decide their own moral choices, but they are also under the necessity to account to God for those choices. That makes them both free and also bound- for they are bound to come to judgment and give an account to the deeds done in the body."
Paul's words in II Corinthians 5:10-11(a) points us towards what's to come, "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men..."(NKJV). I want to tell you again, "Where you spend your future matters, and that's determined by your actions today."
"Knowing the terror of the Lord," Keep in mind that the compound effect of your choices can work in your interest or against. People say Carpe Diem! for tomorrow we die and they invest in their punishment...
BUT Here's the GOOD NEWS
"But if a wicked person turns away from the wickedness they have committed and does what is just and right, they will save their life. Because they consider all the offenses they have committed and turn away from them, that person will surely live; they will not die." Ezekiel 18:27-28 (NIV)
Ponder on the simplicity of action you can make as expressed in this Bible verse, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believesin Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 (KJV)
Will you continue to Carpe Diem with no thought for tomorrow; or will you stop and ponder about the investment you will recieve for the choices you make? “Choose Life" by believing in Jesus the Christ or "Choose Death" by continuing in your sin. The Choice Is Yours, TODAY.