“What Did You Do Today?”

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It is common when exchanging pleasantries to ask someone what they have been up to. Most often the response is something like, “Nothing too much, what about you?” When making light conversation, it is not incredibly consequential that we explain every aspect of how we have used out time recently.  One day, however, we will stand before the Lord and answer for how we used every second of our lives. In his epistle to the Ephesians, Paul memorably wrote, “Therefore, be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:15-16). So, let me ask you, what did you do today?

Did you serve others today? Did you check on someone who needed encouragement? Did you teach someone the gospel?

Did you serve the Lord today? Did you glorify Him by the way you lived? Did you thank and praise Him for His love?

Or, did you serve yourself today? Did you indulge your own desires, to the neglect of the needs of others? Did you study to pass your test, to the neglect of studying God’s Word?

You don’t have to tell me everything you did today, but one day you will answer to God—“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.” (2 Corinthians 5:10).  So, perhaps the better question isn’t, “What did you do today?” but “What will you do tomorrow?”


~Andrew Dow