Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. (Hal Borland, American author and journalist)

It’s New Year’s Eve, for many people a time of unrestrained pleasure and frivolity. In reality, as Borland suggests, this is “neither an end nor a beginning”; it’s a continuation. What we do with the next 366 days (it’s a leap year), will determine whether it’s a good and positive year. Let’s approach it with an attitude to honor God and serve others in the New Year.

Through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life. . . . The fear of the Lord adds length to life (Proverbs 9:11; 10:27).