February 7, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on Colossians 4:5-6. “Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”
Most food items we buy have an expiration date found on the packaging. What that means is they are freshest, have the best flavor, and are not likely to taste old or stale if used by that stamped-on date. For some foods, the expiration date doesn't seem too critical, but, for others, the date is, well, the expiration date.
We too have an expiration date, the day we die and meet God’s judgment. There is also another expiration date that we, as Christians, also have. The time on this earth that we are given to make an eternal difference in someone else's life. We all have many chances each day to serve God's people, as we bless others through the things we say and do.
Another way to look at our expiration date is that that also means as it is sometimes stated, "Best if used as soon as possible!" We need to live for today, serving those who need to hear about the always-fresh Good News of God's love.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Dear Lord, grant this day the chance for me to share the Word of God with someone. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.