|Worldly Things Pass Away|
I awoke this morning with this verse on my mind:
Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
John Ch. 6 v. 27
Then 1st. John Ch. 2 v. 15, 16, 17 says:
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
I couldn't help but think how most of us are guilty of seeking the world's goods.
Sometimes without even realizing it.
We have lost several friends lately, and as I reflect on their lives,
I can see that those who had little, and those who had much,
equally enjoyed their lives.
Yesterday we had a visit from and elderly friend, who had just lost her husband.
God has blessed these friends with much land and finances.
Our friend talked a little about selling one of their farms;
but the farm she was talking about is the one that their son loves to hunt on.
And I thought this. If you don't need the money,
why trade the farm for paper, or numbers that will be calculated into a bank account.
The son who is an avid hunter, would be better served getting to hunt the farm,
rather than have more numbers added to a bank account.
Why do we labor for the meat that perisheth?
The Lord told us not to.
We need to set our sites on things eternal.
The friends we recently lost, took no worldly goods with them,
but those who had made their election and calling sure,
their works did follow them.