A sales manager and two of his sales reps are walking to lunch one day when they come across an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie appears, saying, “I'll give each of you just one wish.” One rep is quick to speak up first. He says, “I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.” Poof! He's gone. The next rep speaks up. “I want to be fishing in a stream in the Colorado Rockies.” Poof! He's gone. The genie turns to the sales manager and says, “Your turn.” The manager says, “I want those two back in the office after lunch.” It makes a difference who has the last word, doesn't it?
The question is: who, or what, will have the last word in your life today? Will your choices today be driven by ambition, revenge, or mere whim? Or will the Word of God have the final say? Paul said, “Let the word of Christ dwell richly within you, with all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs...” (Colossians 3:16). Do you know what he is saying? He is saying; Let God's Word guide your life today, and every day. It makes a difference who has the last word. “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ….” (2 Corinthians 5:10).