“….the Lord hath sent me to Jordan…” 2 Kings 2:6
J. R. Miller wrote, “God has something for us to do every day of our life, down to the last moment.
Elijah’s last day was a busy one. He was sent from place to place — to Bethel, to Jericho, to the Jordan.
In the same way, God reveals His plan to His children step by step as they go on.
Elijah was faithful also to the last moment, and went swiftly from task to task. It was to visit the schools of the prophets that he went to Bethel and Jericho. He wished to give his last counsels to these young students whom he had been training, and on whom the religious work of the people would depend.
Just so, we should continue at our work until we get to the end. In fact, when we know that the time is short, we should desire all the more earnestly that nothing may be left undone. Some Christians think that they can retire from active service when they get older, living leisurely for their own enjoyment. But the knowledge that we have but a little while to stay here on earth, should make us eager to do all we can in the world where so much needs to be done.”
Dear friend, we never know what day will be our last. Let us then be found in the pathway of duty, doing the Master’s business, rather than sitting by the wayside as though there is nothing to do. As Solomon said, “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.”(Ecc. 9:10). Someday we will come to the last day of our life on earth, may we be found faithfully discharging our duty when that day comes!