- Religion and Philosophy
Why Mayflies Would Make Poor Christians
As I studied the lifecycle of the mayfly, I realized how poor a Christian the mayfly would be.
You see, the mayfly lives for about one day, then it dies. Its lifecycle is the reverse of what a Christian's lifecycle should be.
The Bible instructs Christians to do the opposite. We are to die, then live for a day.
Paul advises us to die daily, to crucify the 'old man', meaning the sinful nature. The best time for that painful procedure is the morning (or whenever your day starts). If we fail to rid ourselves of that old man for the day, we die by the end of the day. Sin more easily overtakes us and causes us to stumble, leaving us fealing the pain of death, because sin brings death. By dying to self at the start of our day, we can ensure that we live life 'more abundantly' until the end of the day.