Living for Today?

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

According to a recent study, 31% of US consumers agree with the philosophy, “I live for today because tomorrow is uncertain.” Faced with a world filled with problems, they elect to ignore the future, thinking only about today.

The people in the church at Corinth were filled with similar preoccupations. They focused on having a good time, just wanting to “eat and drink” to escape from the worries and uncertainties of daily life. They did not want to think about serious issues, spiritual matters, “tomorrow,” or eternity. Instead, they threw themselves into temporary pleasures.

But Paul challenged them to stop and reflect on the core issues of life. They needed to realize today’s pleasures are transitory. Instead, they should focus on things that would last.

The Bible encourages each of us to think seriously about our attitude toward life. What is our focus? Are we just living for the moment? Are we really concerned about the eternal consequences of our actions? Our eternal souls? Or are we just thinking about today? The immediate moment?

What about you? Where have you laid up your treasures? On earth, where moth and rust consume them? Or in Heaven? Are you living just for the moment, or living for Him? Ask God to help you evaluate your life. The world may be filled with uncertainties, but you can trust Him for today and the future. Make sure that you invest in His kingdom.