When I lost my baby teeth I noticed that some of them had multiple cavities. I had heard over and over from my parents and teachers how important it was to take care of my teeth. I had never disagreed with them. It all made sense to me. I was all in favor of the principle of proper dental care. I just wasn’t putting the principle into practice.
However, this was a wake-up call for me. I distinctly remember deciding that from that time on I would be diligent about brushing my teeth. After all, I would only get one more set, and they would have to do me for a lifetime!
We only get one chance to live our lives. It’s good to know that God gives second chances and that forgiveness is available for Christians who make a mess of things. But we only get one life. It seems to make good sense to try to keep our lives as free from sin as possible. Let’s be diligent about holding onto the truth of God’s Word and applying it to our lives.
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”—John 8:32.