The Rest of Your Life
November 28, 2004
INTRODUCTION: Right now, you are either wasting your life, spending your life, or investing your life. It is you who determines which course to follow.
Old saying, "I've got more time than money." Ernest Hemmingway said, "Time is the least thing we have of."
Great thought, "Don't seek more days in your life, seek more life in your days."
GREAT STORY: During the reign of Oliver Cromwell, the British government began to run low on silver for coins. Lord Cromwell sent his men to the local cathedral to see if they could find any precious metal there. After investigating, they reported: 'The only silver we can find is in the statues of the saints standing in the corners.'
To which the radical soldier and statesman of England replied, "Good! We'll melt down the saints and put them in circulation!"
That brief, but direct, order states the essence of the practical goal of authentic Christianity. Not rows of silver saints crammed into the corners of the cathedrals, but melted saints circulating through the mainstream of humanity. "To be torn unmercifully by external forces, and still to preserve one's inward integrity, is to
know the discipline that endures." (Raymond Edman)
I. BE KNOWN AS MAN OF INTEGRITY. (REAL)
Proverbs 11:3, "The integrity of the upright will guide
them, but the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy
Proverbs 10:9, "He who walks with integrity walks
securely, but he who perverts his ways will become
Proverbs 20:7, "The righteous man walks in his integrity;
His children are blessed after him."
II. BE KNOWN AS A MAN OF FAITHFULNESS.
In Hebrews 11, we find men and women that knew the disciplines of durability. (RAHAB)
Heb. 11:27 "he endured" (Moses)
translates "he kept right on going"
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