I was watching a ball game a few weeks ago when the school promos aired. Evidently one of them now has the slogan “I can only count on what I earn.” I must have heard it ten times in that thirty second spot.
Every Christian ought to jump back in horror when they hear such a thing. What I earn? My life is a hopeless downhill plunge to destruction if I am counting on what I earn. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Rom 3:23.
Okay, you say, but they are talking about getting along in life, not the afterlife. Really? I can count on my money, my career, my social status? All these things can be taken away in a flash by an illness, an accident, a bad investment, a downturn in the economy, even someone else’s crime. How can I count on those for anything? You see, that is the problem when you don’t believe in God, as a good many professors no longer do. What a miserable life to live.
What’s that? You are not miserable because you can do what you want to do instead of answering to a higher power? I suppose, but then you live a life without hope, without purpose. One of these days that will hit you right between the eyes and you will be miserable. All the intellectualism in the world has yet to find a cure for that.
I can only count on God, on His help, on His promises, on His love and grace and mercy. A God by the way, who changes not, who has proven Himself to His people for thousands of years. A God who is always there regardless of the balance in my bank account, the progress of my career, or my status in society.
What are you depending on today, a life of uncertainty, or a God who inhabits eternity and controls it all?
But now being made free from sin and become servants to God you have your fruit unto sanctification, and the end eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord, Rom 6:22,23.