At the end of your life you will groan, when your flesh and body are spent.
The poisons of a rebellious life will cause a sad ending to a misspent life.
At FivestarMan, we talk about the fifth purpose of authentic, which is leaving a legacy with a philanthropic cause. Amazingly, few men live their life with the goal of leaving a legacy. In fact, temporary and carnal thinking seems to rule most men’s minds.
Solomon said that God has placed eternity within the heart of man. Remember, we’ve been studying the Hebrew word for heart – seat of purposes, seat appetites, and seat of emotions. So, to think eternally is within the purposes, appetites, and emotions of each man.
That’s what makes today’s Proverbs seem so disappointing – men who live their lives in complete rebellion toward the original intent of manhood. In their youth they stand, stomp their feet, and resist the will of God. When they’re old and weakened by poisons – alcohol, tobacco, drugs, sexual sins, bitterness, antipathy, etc. – their yellowed skin, rotted teeth, and blood shot eyes reveal the groaning of their bodies.
I’ve known a lot of men who live the last season of their life in total regret. It’s a sad ending to a misspent life.
Set your course for eternity.