This is a pocket watch. It consists of an outside case and face and hands, with inside wheels and a mainspring. This watch is just like you. For you have a body, and you have a soul and spirit. The case and face and hands of the watch would be dead and useless, without the main spring and works within. So the body without the soul and spirit is dead. Yet it is the hands and face that tell what is working within. So we, in our bodies, our mouths, our hands, our feet, our words and works and ways tell what is the condition of our souls within.
The MAINSPRING is the life power of the whole watch. Without it, nothing would move. So life, spiritual life, eternal life, which comes into the inner man by a new birth is what we all need. “You must be born again.” (JOHN 3:7).
Then the inner parts of the pocket watch, the WHEELS, must be kept clean and free from dust. All watches are clean when new, but when in use, they are prone to contract small particles, which cause them to go slow and finally stop. There are little sins that get into young lives, once clean, and when retained and indulged, they do a great mischief.
Untruthfulness is one, dishonesty is another, exaggeration a third. When these accumulate, the inner parts need to be cleaned. (Psalm 119 verse 9) tells us how.
The FACE and HANDS of the pocket watch give the result of the inward condition. What you look at, say,and do, where you go, with whom you keep company, all indicate where the heart is, and what the mind is occupied with. This watch is one of the older kind, and I can take out the works from the case altogether. They continue to go, only they do not tell the hour. Our soul and spirit may one day leave the body, and still live; if saved (born again), then they will definitely go to be “with Christ” (2 CORINTHIANS:8), if however unsaved, they go to a hopeless misery.
In resurrection, beyond death, the soul and body will be reunited, and the one person who now lives will continue forever as saved or lost. So choose this day whom you will serve, for the time is short – flee to Jesus Christ, and receive the free gift of eternal life today!!!
(C) 2015 Daniele Luciano Moskal