To most Christians, it is a very nice verse, and easy to remember. If you meditate on that verse, you can see that it is packed with meaning that isn't apparent at first. You can use it to tell a number of different stories.
The other day, I was thinking about the time Jesus said that we should not worry about tomorrow, but think of today. It was then that verse 118:24 came to my mind. At that point I thought about how the parable of the talents, and Psalm 118:24, had a lot in common.
I started to view each day as a talent. Every day is a new talent, to be used or not. We can follow Galatians 5:22-23, which is the fruits of the Holy Spirit and really have a spiritually fulfilling day. If we do follow them with our hearts, we are piling up treasure in Heaven, and serving God.
As with the parable of the talents, we can follow as we are led and prosper, or do nothing and waste the day God gave us. We must act today, because we may not have tomorrow. God will still love us, but we may not have any treasure in Heaven.
Every day we must make a decision to make the most of what we have been given that day, or to just float by out of fear, or just plain laziness. Just as with salvation, we have to grab it while we are able. Remember, you cannot come back to today, to get what you missed. Don't miss it in the first place.
I believe that if you make the most out of every day God gives you, by focusing on Him, you will have a joyful, fulfilling life. If you are truly saved, I believe you will still get to Heaven, but the time between now and then will be far less enjoyable, not because of punishment from God, but because you will miss out on the joy of pleasing the Lord. May God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
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Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord