I received the following in an e-mail. As usual, I can’t leave well enough alone, so stay tuned after the game for my own spin.
Imagine that you had won the following prize in a contest:
Each morning your bank will deposit $86,400.00 in your private account for your use. However, this prize comes with rules.
The first set of rules would be:
1. The money that you do not spend during each day would be taken away from you.
2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account.
3. You may only spend it. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400.00 for that day.
And the second set of rules:
1. The bank can end the game without warning. At any time it can say, "It's over, the game is over!"
2. It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.
ACTUALLY, THIS GAME IS LIFE!
Each of us has such a bank. We just can't seem to see it. Each morning we receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life, and when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us.
What time we’ve wasted that day is forever lost. Each morning we expect the account to be refilled, but the bank can dissolve our account at any time...WITHOUT WARNING.
So, what are we going to do with today’s 86,400 seconds?
Aren't they worth so much more than the same amount in dollars?
Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by, much more quickly than you think. So take care of yourself, and enjoy life with your loved ones & friends as well!
Good analogy, except it's missing the spiritual component; we can invest as many of those 86,400 seconds as we want in our eternal account. But first we have to open said account by experiencing spiritual rebirth. Millions of folks try to invest in eternity through good works. Some call it karma, but without Jesus' righteousness it's all for naught. God's prophet Isaiah said:
We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away. (Isaiah 64:6 ESV)
Of course, nothing's wrong with good works, as long as we don't expect them to pay our way into eternal Good Company.