Priorities and Payoffs

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A misleading ad said: "Life is short; eat dessert first." Young people often try to cram so much partying into their lives that they never learn how to really live. The Bible warns against the attitude: "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!" (1 Corinthians 15:32; see also Matthew 24:37-51). Sometimes the eating, drinking and merrymaking does kill a person!

Our Creator intended humans to enjoy life (Ecclesiastes 9:7-10). He also gave us laws to live by for our good (Deuteronomy 6:24-25). If we plan, observe, learn and live with an eye to the consequences of our decisions, setting the right priorities in life, the life we live will be one of contentment, fulfillment and accomplishments.

Problems and troubles will always come, and so will death, but we can choose to live the time we have well or poorly. When our priorities are properly set, we can enjoy the dessert at the right moment, and really relish it.

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