"Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
for this is the duty of all mankind."
Ecclesiastes 12:13, NIV
Only in pursuing the eternal do we find meaning in the temporal.
Only in pursuing heaven do we find meaning on earth.
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
Matthew 6:19-21, NIV
How do we keep Jesus' words in perspective? Ask the question of what your'e doing, "Why are you doing what you're doing?" Give it to God. If it's not of God, give it up to God.
King David was a man of many successes, but also some pretty big failures. He shows us that there's hope for you and I as we surrender to the Lordship of Christ in our lives as even he was called "a man after my own heart"
(Acts 13:22 & 1 Samuel 13:14).
Click the video below to listen to the song "Man After Your Own Heart" by Gary Chapman that we played at the end of service.
Question for Reflection
Have you given (or given up) what you're doing to God and found eternal meaning in it?
I welcome your comments.