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Two Views on Life

Kurt has an Associate of Biblical Studies degree and is now pursuing a bachelor's degree in Christian Education.

Life Comes in Stages

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From Birth to the End

Every single person that is reading this article has made it from the very first stage of life the stage of birth. More than likely, you are past early childhood and have gone through your later childhood years.

Life is not without its challenges, problems, and temptations. How we handle those questions in life will determine the life choices that we make.

If you are from the teen years and beyond, then perhaps you have had questions about life.


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Life Brings Questions

From the time that we are children until the very end of our life, we have questions that intrigue us.

Questions that come from the desire to learn something that will benefit us in a personal way or discovering how to help others along the road of life.

I had been told on many an occasion that there are no stupid questions and that it is okay to admit that there is something that I did not know.

Think of this, if there were no questions then companies such as Google, Bing, and ASK.com to name a few, would have no reason to exist.

For questions of a spiritual nature, we have the Bible.

Mankind continues to ask questions and God has provided us with the answers.

Life Comes from God

  • (1 Samuel 2:6) The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up. (KJV)
  • (Psalms 104:30) Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth. (KJV)
  • (Acts 17:24-25) God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; (KJV)

An Historical View about Life

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

— Benjamin Franklin

Life Has Two Parts

There are two parts of life that concern me.

First of all, we have a physical life and then we have a spiritual life.

Consider this thought, how we live one part of our life can affect how we live the other part of our life.

The things that we do in our physical life can oftentimes influence the actions of our spiritual life.

As a believer in Jesus Christ, it is my desire that I have strength in both aspects of my life.

My physical well being, if kept in check can give me the strength that I need to serve my Lord and other people along the road of life. When I am weak physically, my body is not capable of carrying itself along and doing those things that will benefit others.

Just as well, if I am spiritually weak I will not heed to the call of Jesus Christ to take his message of the gospel out into a lost, and dying world.

What is the gospel?

The gospel is comprised of three elements.

  • The death of Jesus Christ upon the cross of Calvary for the atonement of the sins of mankind.
  • The burial of Jesus Christ in a borrowed tomb.
  • The resurrection of Jesus Christ three days later.

Our Mission in Life

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Photo by Timo Wagner

Maneuvering Through Life

Life is about choices, so then we must choose those things that will help us follow the right paths.

The Road Not Taken - A poem by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

– Robert Frost (extract)

You Must Choose a Path

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How Does Mankind View Life?

The Dream Life

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What Man Says about Life

  • "The older you get, the more fragile you understand life to be. I think that's good motivation for getting out of bed joyfully each day." Julia Roberts
  • "The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams." Oprah Winfre
  • "Life just doesn't hand you things. You have to get out there and make things happen. that's the exciting part." Emeril Lagasse
  • "Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat." Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

Concerning Life

From what I have read thus far, I have concluded some important information from some talented people in today's society.

Life is fragile. With that being said, I must ask myself this question, what am I doing to protect the life that is around me? Am I concerned about the quality of life that I live? Do I hold the lives of others as important?

Life is about the little things. I think that far too many times, I have been looking for something grand and spectacular to happen in my life. By doing this, I have missed out on the everyday little things that happen all around me. I wonder how many blessings from the Lord have slipped by me without me even seeing them?

Life indeed is an adventure. It is an adventure that needs our participation in order to be enjoyed to its fullest.

May I encourage you not to be drawn away from life by the circumstances of life, rather embrace life and the challenges that it brings each day.


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Life from God's Point of View

Life is Brief

Life is like a shadow.

(1 Chronicles 29:15) For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding. {abiding: Heb. expectation} (KJV)

Life is like a flying shuttle.

(Job 7:6) My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope. (KJV)
(Job 7:9) As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more. (KJV)

Life is like hurrying messengers.

(Job 9:25) Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good. (KJV)

Life is like a vanishing vapor.

(James 4:14) Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away (KJV)

Our Spiritual Source

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Why the Concern for Life?

We should be concerned about our life here and now for the simple reason that your life and my life are important to those around us. Our lives are important to our family and to our friends as well.

Life is about relationships as well as choices. The choices that we all make affect our relationships with those around us. From the words that we say to the actions that we perform, our lives speak to those around us.

As a Christian, it is most important that our life point others to our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Our Encouragement to Live Life

What About Eternal Life?

We all have the opportunity to live our life here on Earth, but what about after our life here is over, what happens then?

Do you have eternal life? Yes or no?

What does the Bible say?

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  • All scripture used in this article is from the King James Bible.

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© 2020 Kurt Frazier Sr

Comments

Charlene Gallant from Cape Town, South Africa on August 19, 2020:

I had to read it a few times to process and your words are thought provoking at this very difficult time in my life...I thank you for sharing

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 09, 2020:

You make bold statements here. That is good. It seems there be more questions that what is right and wrong. I hope so.

Sannyasi Raja from Durgapur, West Bengal, India on August 09, 2020:

I enjoyed reading it and I enjoyed knowing it. Thank you for sharing it my friend.