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Counting the Marbles Left in Life (Romans 13:11-14)

Living with Eternal Perspective

05/29/2024 Stephen Davey

In this episode of Wisdom International, Stephen delves into Romans 13:11-14, exploring the Apostle Paul's urgent call to live with an eternal perspective. Reflecting on Psalm 90:12, Stephen emphasizes the importance of numbering our days to gain a heart of wisdom. He introduces a thought-provoking exercise: considering the remaining months of our lives, based on average lifespans, as a way to motivate purposeful living for Christ.

Drawing from his own life, Stephen shares the impactful visual of a jar of marbles, each representing a month he has left if he lives to be 75. This tangible reminder encourages listeners to press on for the Lord, making the most of the time they have.

As Paul urges believers to wake up and live in the light of their salvation, Stephen unpacks the three tenses of salvation: past (saved from the penalty of sin), present (being saved from the power of sin), and future (will be saved from the presence of sin). He emphasizes that our final salvation is nearer now than ever, and this truth should transform how we live each day.

Stephen discusses the necessity of putting off the works of darkness and putting on the armor of light, highlighting six deeds of darkness—orgies, drunkenness, sexual immorality, sensuality, quarreling, and jealousy—that Paul warns against. He explains how these sins characterize a world in spiritual darkness and contrasts them with the believer's calling to live as children of light.

Through practical advice and personal anecdotes, Stephen encourages listeners to "put on the Lord Jesus Christ" daily, resisting the temptations of the flesh and living in a way that honors God. By doing so, believers can effectively fulfill their mission to shine the light of the gospel in a world engulfed in darkness.

Tune in to learn how living with an eternal perspective can shape your daily decisions, relationships, and ultimately, your legacy for Christ.

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