Life’s Too Short
In a Houston, Texas eatery a sign reads: “Life’s too short to live in Dallas.” I am told that Dallas people say the same thing about Houston. Either way, life is short. But it is not so much where you live as what you do. Paul knew what he was to do. His life purpose was given to him by the Lord Jesus Christ and he stuck to it for the rest of his life. Whether you live in Dallas or Houston or somewhere else, life’s too short to be unfocused on God’s message and mission for your life.
But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you, delivering you from your people and from the Gentiles—to whom I am sending you to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’ Acts 26:16-18
For more reflections on this passage, see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days.
Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Permanent Text Edition® (2016). Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.