DocSoul: MOM What Is “carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero”?
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In ancient Rome there lived a Latin poet named Horace, and it was he that coined the phrase, known in English as, ""seize the day, put very little trust in tomorrow [the
future]." In short, what he is suggesting to all is that there is nothing else that Matters but today. What is apparent to me is the Mindset that nothing really Matters outside of today’s events. How many people do you know today that are only concerned about "Seizing the Day" with no thought about tomorrow?
In my younger days, I was a gambler who lived out that Mindset that promoted "Seize the Day," and it kept me losing my hard earned money in the casinos of Las Vegas and Atlantic City. When a person has no thought about tomorrow undisciplined and sinful behavior becomes the norm. Have you witnessed that happening within societies and communities that you live in? I do and it is easily identifiable because I have experienced it. How about you?
Jesus explains, “We must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent us. The night is coming, and then no one can work." John 9:4 NLT Jesus indicates that there are somethings to work for today that represents the works of God. These works have been ordained by God for each of us. The central point to this passage is that at a certain period within life as we know it God will bring all assignments to a close. Then comes judgment and they that lived undisciplined according to the Mindset, “Live for today” will find that there is eternal life after this life is over.
The lesson is “LIVE FOR CHRIST TODAY AS IF IT IS TOMORROW!
Dr. Rodney D. Robinson-Rogers Web Address: leadbycovenant.org
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