In the book of Ecclesiastes Solomon wisely said, “The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but time and chance happeneth to all.” In other words, the strongest, the fastest, the most qualified people do not always win in the game of life. While it is imperative that we each strive to be the best we can possibly be, it is equally important that we understand life is a marathon, not a sprint. Because we may succeed at one stage of life doesn’t necessarily mean we will succeed all together.
Why is that? Because God does not want us to run our race looking back at past successes, but rather He desires we should keep looking forward for new opportunities to serve. Retirement may be the life goal of the worldly, but it is not in God’s plan for His children. In describing our duty as believers in regard to the second coming, the Bible commands us “to occupy til He comes.” We are to be working fervently and faithfully until we breathe our last.
I am so thankful for the faithful people here at Chestertown Baptist Church. May God bless you as you labor for the Lord. Stay after it, and don’t let up as we know our labor is not in vain, for as Jesus Himself proclaimed in Luke 6:23: “Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven”.
Be faithful this summer, and do your best to be at all our services; Sunday night as we continue our study of the Revelation of the Lord Jesus, and Wednesday evenings as we study the book of Deuteronomy. Don’t put your spiritual life on hold till the fall. I guarantee Satan doesn’t take a “summer vacation”!
See ya Sunday for our “Fellowship Sunday”!