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If you spend any time on social media, you have undoubtedly encountered acronyms that stand for longer phrases. For example, BTW means “by the way”; IMHO means “in my humble opinion”; SYL means “see you later”; and so on. One that gets thrown around a lot today is YOLO. It means “you only live once”. It’s used as an expression when someone does something that’s weird, exciting, or even risky and carries the idea that you need to enjoy life while you can. There’s truth to that, as long as it’s not used as a reason to do something stupid that results in you going bankrupt or getting paralyzed.
The Bible also reminds us that we only live once and after that we will face the judgement. Jesus alludes to this fact as well when he talks about building our lives so that they will withstand the storms of life and God’s scrutiny when that day of accounting comes. What you do, and what you achieve, and how you spend your life is highly important. Ecclesiastes 2:17-26 is a passage that raises questions about how what makes our lives worthwhile. This Sunday we will look at this and other verses that give us instructions as to the best way to spend our 70 or 80 years that we have here on this earth. YOLO! Make it count.