Day 6 – Life is a Temporary Assignment

Psalm 39: 4 -5
“Lord, make me to know my end, And what is the measure of my days, That I may know how frail I am. Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths, And my age is as nothing before You; Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor.

Job 8:9
For we were born yesterday, and know nothing, Because our days on earth are a shadow.

Never Forget 2 Things
1) Compared with eternity, life is extremely brief
2) Earth is only a Temporary Residence

Life on earth is compared to temporarily living in a foreign country. We are just passing through, just visiting earth. We are often called alien, pilgrim, foreigner, stranger, visitor, and traveler to describe our brief stay on earth.
Psalm 119: 19
I am a stranger in the earth; Do not hide Your commandments from me.

1 Peter 1:17
And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear

We should think differently about life than the way unbelievers do.
Philippians 3:19-20
whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on earthly things. 20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ

Once your grasp about the difference you will stop worrying about “having it all” or “keeping up with the Jones'” However, don’t flirt with the temptations of the world, which is called spiritual adultery.
James 4:4
Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

2 Corinthians 5:20
Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.

1 Peter 2:11
Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul

1 Corinthians 7:31
and those who use this world as not misusing it. For the form of this world is passing away.

2 Corinthians 4:18
while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

John 16:33
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

John 16:20
Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.

John 15: 18-19
“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.”

Hebrews 11:13-16
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14 For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland. 15 And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.

We often get caught up in this world, we forget why we are supposed to be living. We forget that this is our “Temporary Home”
When life gets tough, when you’re overwhelmed with doubt, or when you wonder if living for Christ is worth the effort, remember that you are not home yet. At death you won’t leave home – you will GO home.

Point to Ponder: This world is not my home.
Verse to Remember: 2 Corinthians 4:18 – while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Question to Consider: How should the fact that life on earth is just a temporary assignment change the way I am living right now?

I personally don’t think we totally need to change the way we are living right now (if of course you are living the life as best as you can), as long as you’re not holding onto material things, or things that not matter as we leave this assignment. I believe we need to enjoy and live on Earth, bur nor get caught up with temptations.

Day 1 – It’s Not About Me
Day 2 – You are Not An Accident
Day 3 – What Drives Your Life
Day 4 – Made to Last Forever

Day 5 – Life from God’s View

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