Oh To Be Wise Meditations
If your still alive and breathing its a gift. You still have time to make a change and to right your wrongs as much as humanly possible. When your dead though there is nothing more you can do. I thought about these things. Then I understood that God has power over everyone, even those who are wise and live right. Anything can happen to any one of us, and so we never know if life will be good or bad. But exactly the same thing will finally happen to all of us, whether we live right and respect God or sin and don't respect God. It's terribly unfair for the same thing to happen to each of us. We are mean and foolish while we live, and then we die. As long as we are alive, we still have hope, just as a live dog is better off than a dead lion. We know we will die, but the dead don't know a thing. Nothing good will happen to them—they are gone and forgotten. Their loves, their hates, and their jealous feelings have all disappeared with them. They will never again take part in anything that happens on this earth. So what is the verdict? Be happy and enjoy your eating and drinking! God decided long ago that this is what you should do. Dress up, comb your hair, and look your best. Life is short, and you love your wife, so enjoy being with her. This is what you are supposed to do as you struggle through life on this earth. Work hard at whatever you do. You will soon go to the world of the dead, where no one works or thinks or reasons or even knows anything. But we have this hope of resurrection from the dead In Christ. And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. For Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. Then after Christ has destroyed all powers and forces, the end will come, and he will give the kingdom to God the Father. For Christ must reign until he humbles all his enemies beneath his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. So, if your alive its a gift from God. Use your time here on earth to truly live for God. In Jesus you will truly live again.
Meditate 1 Peter 1:3