Good morning! I’m glad to welcome you to worship today at Hillcrest Baptist Church.
This week I read a challenging account of a man that had written his own obituary. After writing and reading his first draft he disliked how it read, not the language, grammar, or structure, but the focus. What he had written was all centered on his life rather than God and others. Following a great deal of reflection, the man wrote a second draft of his obituary, and he rewrote the rest of his life to focus on God and others. In other words, the man, through evaluating the life he had already lived, against the life he knew was the best way to live, caused him to determine live centered on God and investing in others. He basically determined to live wisely.
Today we start a two-part study entitled “Living Wisely,” as we look at Psalm 127:1–5.
We are living in a day that is filled with many “time robbers” and busyness, and if most of us were to write our obituary today we would discover it filled with many events, activities and schedules that have greatly distracted us from living centered on God, family and others. Today would be a great time to rewrite your obituary, and reset your focus to build a house/life that will last for all eternity.