Getting Old – What To Do

Sometimes it seems like only yesterday I was a teenager, but sometimes it seems like a million years ago. The older we get the further we have to look back and the more we have to remember. If we CAN remember. There are lots of things from my younger years I have forgotten, but once in a while someone will say, Remember when…” and it will bring back one of those memories.

I’d like to think the reason I don’t always remember everything is because there is so many years of information in there that my mind is only keeping track of so many things at once. Like a computer. It’s all still there but it’s not all right there. Some of it is buried deep. At times my brain has to do a search to find a certain memory.

But the sad truth is that, just like a computer, some of the stored data gets corrupted, never to be retrieved. Sometimes we have terrible things happen to us and our minds don’t know how to deal with them and, as a defense mechanism, it puts those memories in a vault where they remain until we are able to deal with them. That time may never arrive but, if it does, that’s when those memories resurface. So not being able to remember every single event in one’s life may not always be a bad thing.

But, as we grow old, our bodies, as well as our minds, deteriorate like an old farm house where no one has been living for years. Our eyesight fades, our limbs grow weak, our skin wrinkles and our minds start slipping. And for most men, our hair starts slipping. Right off our heads.

Time can be cruel to the human body. With all the chemicals in our food and water, and in the air we breath, and the ill affects of the sun, we really don’t stand a chance. We can postpone the inevitable, by living a healthier lifestyle, and avoiding all the harmful things we possibly can, but sooner or later, in one form or another, death comes for us all.

The Bible says, we only lives a short time and our lives are full of trouble. (Job 14:1) It also says that life is like a vapor which appears for a moment and then vanishes away. (James 4:14) In other words, life is short. We will all die some day, and then what? With all the different religions in the world, I’m sure there are hundreds of different answer to that question, but the word of God, says, “it is appointed unto men to die once, but after this the judgment:” (Hebrews 9:27)

God’s Judgment. The Bible says he is a righteous Judge (2 Timothy 4:8). It also says Jesus is our lawyer (1 John 1:9–10; 2:1–2) He Died for us, and he rose again conquering death and now he is pleading our case in heaven. Wow! If we die lost it is completely our fault. What else could he have done?

If we want to be saved, the only thing left for us to do is accept all he has done for us, repent and confess to God that we are sinners. 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

1 Corinthians 10:13 says, God will not allow us to be tempted with more than we can handle. It also says he will always provide a way for us to escape the temptation without sinning. Jude 1:24 says he is able to keep us from sinning.

It’s so simple. Why do we make it so complicated? We are born sinners. We are going to die. We will all be judged for what we do. Jesus wants to save us, but he needs our permission. We need to accept his free gift and trust him so he can give us victory over sin and make us fit for heaven. Again, simple. If you haven’t done that yet, I urge you to do it right now, without delay. Jesus IS coming soon. We all need to be ready.

Bible Truth For The End Time

© 2015 Teddy Lynn – All Rights Reserved


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