Guest Author

Pastor Dan Reehoff
Senior Pastor – Dayspring Baptist Church, Waukesha, WI

Today’s Scripture: If a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, and his soul be not filled with good, and also that he have no burial; I say, that an untimely birth is better than he. Ecclesiastes 6:3

As we continue to look at Ebenezer Scrooge’s life, we see another way to waste your life. Life is a waste when we have no relationships. Scrooge had pushed his family and the love of his life away because of his constant desire for money. When he was shown his death by the ghost of Christmas future, not only did nobody mourn for his death, but also, many people were glad at the tidings of his death. In today’s verse, we see an example of a man who had 100 children, but no one loved him, and when he died, no one showed up to bury him. He has a crowd of people in his life but no love. When this man died, no one mourned him because he hadn’t made an impact on anyone’s life.

We get the idea today that relationships are disposable. If people say something against us, we just go and un-friend them on Facebook, and think ‘That will teach them.’ Don’t treat relationships like they are nothing; relationships are important.

We need to appreciate our friendships because they are incredibly valuable. Your best friends should be in your church because godly friendships are a rich possession. Our friends should encourage us in the Lord. Determine today to not to waste your life by never making an impact on people, and invest your life in relationships so that you can make a difference in someone’s life.