This is a good message, but it is not precise enough. No one has "today". All he or she has is the moment of "now". Every other moment is past and can't be changed and all of the other "now" moments of "today" have not yet appeared. Every decision that anyone makes and everything that anyone does is done "now"!
-------------------- Bob Posts: 449 | From: Rockford Illinois | Registered: Nov 2003
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My times are in Your hand. —Psalm 31:15Before entering the broadcasting field, Jim Valvano led the North Carolina State University basketball team to a national championship. Then cancer developed in his lower back. Invited to address the Duke University squad, Jim had this to say: “Life changes when you least expect it to. The future is uncertain. So, seize this day, seize this moment, and make the most of it.”
God gives us an urgent directive in Hebrews 3:13, “Exhort one another daily, while it is called ‘Today,’ lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.” Why is there such a strong insistence on today?
It may be that today, this very day, could be the last one in our time here on earth. Today may be your last opportunity to accept God’s gift of salvation, or if you know the Lord already, to share His love with a friend or loved one.
James has this warning about presuming upon our tomorrows: “You do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away” (4:14).
Seize the opportunities that God gives you today. That’s sound advice—not just for basketball players, but for all of us.
— Vernon C. Grounds
Redeem the time—God only knows How soon our little life may close; As every passing moment flows, Redeem the time! —Anon.
Plan as though you’ll be living for a century; live as though you’ll be leaving today.