How do I live if I wish to do all to the Glory of God? Convicting and wise council from J.C. Ryle a la Matthew 25:1-13, 1 Corinthians 10:31 and Colosians 3:17. While the believer is secure in Christ, we still don’t want to be caught unprepared when our time on earth is finished.
“Live as if you thought that Christ might come at any time. Do everything, as if you did it for the last time. Say everything, as if you said it for the last time. Read every chapter in the Bible, as if you did not know whether you would be allowed to read it again. Pray every prayer, as if you felt it might be your last opportunity. Hear every sermon, as if you were hearing once and forever. This is the way to be found ready. This is the way to turn Christ’s second appearing to good account. This is the way to put on the armor of light.”
-J.C. Ryle, Tract: Coming Events and Present Duties http://jcrylequotes.com/2012/01/30/live-as-if-christ-will-appear-today/