Hippocrates

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There is this famous Latin phrase that was originally penned by the Greek physician and philosopher Hippocrates: Vita Brevis, Ars Longa. It comes from his book Aphorismi wherein he writes,

Life is short, and art long, opportunity fleeting, experience perilous, and decision difficult.

It is amazing to think about what Hippocrates was getting at here – your life is so short, and we all want to make the most of it. And, because that is true, the decisions that we make, the art that we master, and the experiences that we have are very important.

So how are you getting the most out of your life? Do you even know what you are living for? The Bible tells us that we were created by God and for God to bring glory to God. Is that true of you? Have you found this greater purpose, or are you just living for the moment? Life is short, but the art is long.

I’m Jason Dees, encouraging you to think through it.

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