God’s word, a guide at 50 (2)
By implication, there is a major dichotomy between (reading) and (studying). In the case under review, one is not only encouraged to study, but to read the Bible as well too. Mind you, the word (studying) came before the word (reading).
If/when, one reads a Bible, one may not necessary get the message, but if/when one studies, there is every tendency that there may be some understanding if not full understanding of the message. However, both (studying) and (reading) of the Bible are being suggested with the word, (studying) being recommended before the word (reading).
A lot of people, especially Christians, when they die, would appreciate if/when the Holy Book, Bible is placed on their coffins. The question remains: “How many of such peoples identify with the holy book, Bible in their life time? Bible should always be studied and read by Christians as it will keep them abreast of the scriptures and help them to renew their faith in God.
People should not only seek God if/when they are privileged to know that death has come knocking on their doors, rather they should believe in God, accept Christ as their personal saviour and join the race of quest for salvation.
A lot of members of the Catholic Church organisations, especially those who have made use of uniforms are always pleaded with to endeavour to make use of them during meetings and other organisational events that require their use, only few often do, but many would not mind being buried in/with their uniforms.
Dan of ILOF, had this to share, titled: “Advice to 50-years old and older: “Because none of us have many years to live, and we can’t take along anything when we go, so we don’t have to be too thrifty. Spend the money that should be spent, enjoy what should be enjoyed, donate what you are able to donate, but don’t leave all to your children or grand children, for you don’t want them to become parasites who are waiting for the day you will die!
Don’t worry about what will happen after we are gone, because when we return to dust, we will feel nothing about praises or criticisms. The time to enjoy the worldly life and your hard earned wealth will be over!
Don’t worry too much about your children, they will have their own destiny and should find their own way. Don’t be your children’s slave. Care for them, love them, give them gifts but also enjoy your money while you can.
Life should have more to it than working from the cradle to the grave!!
Don’t expect too much from your children. Caring children, though caring, would be too busy with their jobs and commitments to render much help. Uncaring children may fight over your assets even when you are still alive and wish for your early demise so they can inherit your properties and wealth. Your children take for granted that they are rightful heirs to your wealth, but that you have no claims to their money.
At 50 years old, don’t trade in- your health for wealth, by working yourself to an early grave anymore, because your money may not be able to buy your health.