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Only One Life Will Last

Updated on June 02, 2011

Only One Life Will Last


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“The length of our days is seventy years or eighty, if we have the strength; yet their span is but trouble and sorrow for they quickly pass, and we fly away.”


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Psalm 90:10


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How short is a man’s earthly life. The Bible declares man’s lifespan is only about seventy years or eighty depending upon his strength. Man’s life is just a glimpse of moment in eternity. It quickly flies away. Having this reality, how should we then live our lives ?


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Last week we celebrated memorial services in our church for the funeral of our former pastor of twenty years. The funeral services conducted serve as a memorial or tribute to our pastor’s ministry of more than forty years. It is such a great thing to realize how much lives were impacted and inspired to serve Christ by our former pastor. Throughout the memorial services we are reminded of this message :


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“Only one life will last, only what is done for Christ.”


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In our earthly life , we may choose to pursue many great endeavors that will make us really great by this world standard, but do these tasks count for eternity or will these endeavors reap us eternal rewards ? Or will also be bound into oblivion by men?


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We have only one life to live, the option is ours to make it count for eternity. Should we spend our lifetime working tirelessly for material wealth and possessions that we should also leave to others when we die ? Or should we invest our lives in making Christ known to the lost world and gain our prize in heaven. Always be reminded that only one life will last for eternity, only what is done for Christ as it is written :


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“The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.”


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What matters most is not to be great by this world standard, but to be counted as God’s worthy servant whom God can commend one day,


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“Well done, good and faithful servant.”


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    • jayb23 profile image

      jayb23 7 years ago from India

      Brilliant Hub and so very inspirational. Now I knw where I have to look for inspiration. Thumbs up

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      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      AMEN!

      "How should we then live" is a great book by Francis Schaeffer.

      I am always mindful of James 4:14 "You are a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes."

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      Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines

      Very inspiring indeed, thanks. Life is certainly fleeting that we need to live it according to His purpose.

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      cristina327 7 years ago from Manila

      Thank you jayb23, James and Melody for appreciating this hub. Remain blessed always. Best regards.

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      Pastor_Walt 7 years ago from Jefferson City, Tennessee

      An inspiritng hub to encourage me to make the most of each day. The blank canvas of each new day is our opportunity to give color and meaniong, and to fill each day with a life of praise to God.God bless!

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      cristina327 7 years ago from Manila

      Thank you Pastor_Walt for taking time to read this hub. Have a blessed day. Regards.

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      mdawson17 7 years ago

      This was so awsome!! I have always said I can not take the wordly treasures into heaven! Only the deeds of my heart will be taken! Those items of this world are temporary and mean nothing to me! Being a humble servant means all to me! Letting others know of his mighty works is an honor to me and if I am rewarded for it then let it be!

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      cristina327 7 years ago from Manila

      Thank you mdawson17 for taking time to read this hub. Remain blessed always. Regards.

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      l1blonde 7 years ago

      As usual another great hub.  Thanks for the inspiration.

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      einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Praise the Lord God. Nothing on this earth matters and life is short. We are on this earth for a special purpose and that is to do the wlll of God. Praise and thank Him for the life we have and hopefully we can fulfill God's will for us. God bless.

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      cristina327 7 years ago from Manila

      Thank you I1blonde and einron for dropping by. Regards.

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      frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America

      You have meshed together some vital and encouraging scriptures. Thank you for sharing this truth.

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