How are you doing on your new year’s resolutions or goals? It’s been one month of the new year already. That’s hard to believe. I’m not even sure I have all my goals clarified for the year yet, let alone pursuing them as I should. Either way, the year is not slowing down for me to catch up. 2023 is moving toward the end. One month down, eleven more to go.

With the reality that the end of the year is coming, I realize I need to get a move on. I need to live in light of that end coming. In just eleven months, I will have to look back and ask “Did I make any progress in the areas of my goals?”. “Did I live in light of what my end hope was”? This is the question not just for my year-end goals, but also for my life. Keeping the end in mind helps us live with clarity today. In other words, our belief in the future affects how we live today.

Start with the end in mind.

Stephen Covey

While Covey meant this in a leadership context, the same is true for life and belief. The study of end times is known as eschatology. And whether we would label our understanding of what happens at the end or not, we all have a view of the end of things. This is the point and challenge Travis Hearne writes about in his article “Your Eschatology Has Consequences“. While we may not think about our eschatology on a daily basis we sure do live by it.

Whether you know all the terms or not, I hope you read and enjoy the article. I would encourage you to ask yourself this question as you read it, “What do I believe about the end of time?” And if that is a hard question to nail down an answer to, simply ask “Based on my day-to-day actions, what do I believe to be true about the end of time?”. As always I’d love to hear from my readers. What did you appreciate about the article? What made it challenging? What will you do different tomorrow because of reading it?

As always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s Day.

Until Next Time…