Don’t Waste your life!

Jam_4:13-16, Psa_78:33

I. Today is all we have

a. We can only plan for today Jam_4:13-16 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. b. Sufficient to the day Mat_6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.c. Today is the day of salvation II Corinthians 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

II. Count your days Psa_39:4 LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.a. Only a few days, we are weak, and we need to see our end

b. Give us wisdom to count our days Psa_90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psa_89:47 Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain? III. Redeem the time Col_4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Eph_5:15-18 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; a. Yield yourself totally to him Rom_12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.b. Talk to them about Christ

c. Invest your money Mat_6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be alsod. Live like these were your last days

e. Seize and use every minute