What is life? How would you define it? You may be saying, “What a question! Who can answer it?” Today’s devotional gives an excellent answer. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
James 4:13-14 English Standard Version (ESV)
Boasting About Tomorrow
13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.
“One asked a man of God, one day, ‘Will you tell me what life is?’ The man of God stopped just a moment, and then deliberately walked away. When his friend met him, the following day, he said to him, ‘Yesterday, I asked you a question, and you did not answer it.’ ‘But I did answer it,’ said the godly man. ‘No,’ rejoined the other ‘you were there, and you were gone.’ ‘Well, you asked me what life was, and that was my answer. Could I have answered your question better?’ He answered and acted wisely, for that is a complete summary of our life here below, — We come, and we go. We appear for a brief moment, and then we vanish away…. We all count all men mortal but ourselves, yet all are marching towards that country from whose bourn no traveler returns.”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1896), p. 135]