Sunday, January 4, 2009
Recently a man was interviewed on television. He stated quite emphatically, “I want to be rich, retire and enjoy my life.”
What will happen to this man if he is never ‘rich’ - if he only has enough money for his family to ‘get by’? What will happen if, instead of retiring, he is downsized when he reaches the age of 60, unable to find another job? What will happen if his health fails? What will happen to his dream to ‘enjoy life’?
Shouldn’t we have more lofty goals than to be rich, retire and enjoy life now? What about eternal goals? What about the spiritual aspects of our lives? Wouldn't it be more eternally profitable to be rich in the things of God? Instead of setting our hearts on retiring, wouldn’t it be spiritually more beneficial to have a set goal to be obedient daily in the areas where God directs us? If we make ourselves truly rich in God and obey Him daily, we then will find ourselves truly enjoying life. . . and Life eternally.
And now . . . what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I command you this day for your good? Deuteronomy 10:12
Heavenly Father, please set my eyes and heart on You and on those things which matter for an eternity. In Jesus’ name. Amen.