Once a wise friend told me:
"If you want to have a good retirement, you must
live in the NOW working toward the THEN."

Psalm 37:1-3
1 A Psalm of David. Fret not thyself because of evildoers,
neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither
as the green herb.
3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the
land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

Light from the Word.

Sometimes I allow myself to "fret," or be overly concerned about
those who determine to do wrong even in the face of the witness of
Jesus Christ.

Time only exists because God created it.
And, the time of this world, is SHORT!
It will not be long and God will call the final judgment day.
My concern is, "have we reached all we can reach today?"

The Scripture also says not to be "envious" of those who live
without God and obtain power, wealth, and prestige in this world.
Christians are not to try and be like the world;
but rather we are called to take Jesus to the world.

David exhorts those who love the Lord to trust in him and not be
overly concerned about the predominance of evil.
If our trust is in God, then the "end" (which is eternity) is much
greater than the "now."

If you want to have a good eternity;
Live in the "now," working toward the "then."

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce