Skip to comments.How Will You Spend Your Penny (Life)?
Posted on 06/12/2014 4:20:16 AM PDT by The Ignorant Fisherman
My friends, our little lives (born - die) are but a penny, a one cent coin, easily spent and giving very little satisfaction in doing so. We as frail human beings - are here on this planet for just a brief moment and then we are gone (Job 14:1-2, Eccl. 1:1-3, Isa. 40:6,1 Peter 1:24). Indeed, all we are is dust in the wind. To put all of our eggs into the temporal and doomed basket of this life (existence) is the height of insanity, delusional folly, rebellion and unbelief. ETERNITY is our future and we must all be ready for it on Almighty Gods terms and conditions. The Bible Almighty Gods infallible Word - states that we ALL need to be clothed rightly with the absolute perfection of Almighty Gods RIGHTEOUSNESS to avoid ETERNAL judgment and to enter into Gods HOLY and PERFECT heaven (John 3:16-17, Rev. 21:27, 22:14). We on our own human merit and fallen nature can NEVER enter in or be delivered from the righteous judgment of Almighty God (Rom. 6:23; 10:2-4, Gal. 2:21, Eph. 2:8-9). The Bible clearly teaches that ALL have transgressed the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS standards and absolutes of Almighty God and ALL have fallen woefully short to the ABSOLUTE PERFECTION of Almighty Gods RIGHTEOUSNESS demanded by Him (Rom. 3:23).
Which man or woman among you can EVER profess and claim that you have kept PERFECTLY the Ten Commandments of Almighty God with ALL (100%) of your heart, soul and mind? No one is that crazy to make such a foolish statement. If you are one to make such a claim please take this brief test. Almighty Gods Holy Law (The 10 Commandments) clearly reveals and conveys to every human being that we are truly transgressors of the natural and SPIRITUAL absolutes of Almighty God and that we are fully accountable to Him on this matter (Isa. 1:18, Rom 3:23; 5:12-21, 1 Cor. 15:50).
What then is one to do if we cannot merit or earn our way, not just into Heaven; but to escape the wrath of Almighty God for our transgressions and violations of His PERFECT RIGHTEOUS ABSOLUTES?
The Bible - Gods Word - clearly states for all of Adams fallen race (Rom. 5:12-21) to comprehend and believe that:
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved (John 3:16-17)
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son [to be] the propitiation (the satisfying payment) for our sins (1 John 4:10)
We on our own could NEVER live up to the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS STANDARDS of Almighty God in our fallen state (Romans 7) and would be doomed FOREVER, but Almighty God saw our fallen godless imperfections and made provision for us in the Person of His Son , the Lord Jesus Christ!! Our righteousness is found ONLY in Him. He died in our place. He paid our debt. He ransomed our souls and redeemed us from ourselves. No wonder the Apostle Paul so wondrously comprehended what the Lord had done for Him when he made this victorious and jubilant cry of victory! O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin (Rom. 7:24-25)
My friend when one is objectively looking to Almighty God and His Word you then will clearly see that you need a Savior and that Almighty God has provided One for you in the Person of His Son!! I do not know how to say anything more wonderful to you than that!
Remember my dear friend, our lives here in this world (born die) are but for a brief moment. It is but penny, easily spent and giving very little satisfaction in doing so. When we look at this wretched world from Almighty Gods HEAVENLY and ETERNAL perspective oh how foolish are we if we hold onto these vain temporal moments - which are only clothed in death and sorrow when Almighty God in His great love paid the price for you and for me to be with Him FOREVERMORE.
My Friend, how will you spend your penny? Will you hold onto it with a clenched fist to your ETERNAL doom or will you give it to the One whose nail pierced hands display and testify to all of His great ETERNAL love for you and me, and then live with Him FOREVERMORE? Oh my friend!! Place your trust in the Savior today; you will NEVER be the same!!
The Kingdom of Heaven is surely at hand!
My first thought, too. If they only knew.
“My Friend, how will you spend your penny? Will you hold onto it with a clenched. . .”
READING text that has MANY words in ALL CAPS is VERY ANNOYING and makes OTHERWISE interested people IGNORE what you wrote.
Added to a long list of books I’d like to write, but never will:
THE INNER WORLD OF PROOFREADERS
I’d like to know what makes you people tick!
Point taken, lol. Since italicizing and bolding are unavailable without HTML, all-caps is often used for emphasis. My issue with grammar criticism is that someone well trained can overlook obvious errors and deficiencies and take the meaning. Or not.
For some reason it just doesn’t bother me to do that. One area I’m luckily not a contrarian!
Of a truth! A life lived outside of Almighty God’s saving grace is such! Is this your penny?