Have you ever noticed how we tend to live like we're invincible? Maybe it's because we've never died before. Maybe it's because we ignore death. Maybe it's because, we think somehow we'll cheat death. We think because we take vitamins and go to the gym and eat free range beef, that we'll live long lives. We think because we live in America and have money in our 401k, that we'll get the best medical treatment that we'll let us live a long life.
And so we live like death isn't coming. We waste our time. We waste our money. We waste our gifts.
Instead we should live like we're dying. Imagine what life would be like if you knew you only had one year or one month to live? We'd spend our time wisely. We'd kiss our spouse passionately. We'd hug our kids tightly. The other day, my three-year-old Karis came running up to me and said "Daddy, give me a big squeezy hug." We'd share the gospel boldly. We'd worship our God fervently. But this is the way we should live all the time.
Solomon's an old man who wasted his life, because he thought it would last forever. And now he's at the end. And his life was full of regrets, full of vanity (he uses that term 30x). It was wasted. And so he gives us God's wisdom and says "Don't waste your life. Live like you're dying." Tonight we'll see two reasons in our passage why you should live like you're dying.