Seize the Moment – Day 1340

Enjoy the Gift of Life!

Ecclesiastes 3


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Friday, November 17.


Are you enjoying the gift of life that God has entrusted to you? After penning one of the most meaningful poems about time (1-8), Solomon concluded about God’s gift of time, in Ecclesiastes 3:11-14:


He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end. I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one’s lifetime; moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor – it is the gift of God. I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him.


Go ahead and enjoy the life you have been given, as it is the gift of God for you to be able to do so, but realize that there is more to life than eating and drinking. If today were your last day on Earth, how would you use the time you have, and where would you be for eternity after the day ended? God has intentionally placed a God-sized hole in your heart so that nothing you pursue in this life will satisfy you until you are satiated in Him alone. It is amazing that no matter how much enjoyment you ring out of life, you are still left with a profound sense that you’re missing something vital. God did this intentionally!


Seize the moment and enjoy the gift of life that has been entrusted to you by God, but be sure to accept the indescribable gift of eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ, so that you may experience joy forevermore (John 3:16; 2 Corinthians 9:15; Psalm 16:11).


God bless you!


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