A Praying Life
7/14/10 at 12:32 AM 0 Comments

LESSONS FROM THE DEATH OF A BASEBALL LEGEND

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George Steinbrenner died today at age 80. The long-time owner of the New York Yankees, Steinbrenner was a legend in the sports world and a household name for any who follow baseball. His death is yet another sobering reminder of the brevity and fragility of life.

In Psalm 49, David wrote, "Do not be overawed when a man grows rich, when the splendor of his house increases; for he will take nothing with him when he dies, his splendor will not descend with him," Psalm 49:16-17. As much as we'd like to think that money can fend off the grim reaper, it can't. We all have a pending date with eternity, no matter our status or wealth in life. That being true, it just makes good sense to invest in what's eternal and not in what's temporary and fleeting.

Take a look at your life right now. Do your values reflect the fact that you are just one missed heartbeat away from eternity? If you knew you were leaving town tomorrow for an extended period of time, you'd be spending today preparing for your trip. Guess what? You're leaving town, eternally. You just don't know when.

Don't get lulled to sleep by the false comfort and security of money. It's a myth and a vapor. Sow into what matters in the long haul-long, like 50,000 years. Remember, if you live every day like it's you last, one of these days you'll be right.

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