Here today, gone tomorrow

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For a few days each fall, God’s canvas is covered with warm shades of stunning beauty. Then one morning the brilliant leaves are no more. The forests are bleak once again.

Don’t live for what will not last. Any relationship, any endeavor, any hope, any dream that does not find its joy in Christ will fall to the ground and be trampled upon. Only those things which are connected to the purpose and plan of God will endure.

Don’t live for what is dying.

The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

John 2:17

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.