I know what you are thinking: oh my, Ronke, what a morbid topic.
Or maybe you are not thinking that at all, which makes this kind of awkward...
Ugh, forget I said anything. Carry on.
Might as well be dead
Might as well be dead if you are not going to truly live.
That sounds harsh, but it's true. Whoever said the truth was easy to hear, anyway?
I have come that they might have abundant Life, the Lord says.*
Jesus didn't die so we can wallow in self-pity, guilt, and depression
He didn't die so we can harbor regrets from the past and fears for tomorrow.
And He certainly didn't die so we can be desperately destitute or wastefully extravagant.
"But even though a person sins a hundred times and still lives a long time, I know that those who fear God will be better off." Ecclesiastes 8:13
Jesus died so that we can be better off.
"So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people in this world than to eat, drink, and enjoy life..." Ecclesiastes 8:15
He died so that we can enjoy life on earth and forever in heaven.
"...That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work God gives them under the sun." Ecclesiastes 8:15
But life can only be enjoyed one way: His Way.
Work Hard. Enjoy Harder. Worship Hardest.
Might as well be dead, if we do not live life His Way.
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