Who or What are You Living For?

“And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.”

1 John 2:17

Ponder This

If we’re living for the world, we’re painting the decks of a sinking ship. This world is passing away and the fashion thereof, and soon the mossy fingers and the foul breath of decay are going to take away all those toys and prized possessions we have. Satan sails a sinking ship. He rules a doomed domain. Long after this world is passed away, and long after this world as we know it is turned to rust and dust and mold and corruption, all those things that people have dreamed for and schemed for and sold their souls for will be junk, if they exist at all. But those who know the Lord will be sitting in the Kingdom, praising Him.

  • Are there things of this world you value too highly?
  • How might you move your focus from the temporal things of the world to the eternal things of Christ?

Practice This

Take inventory of the things you give most of your time toward. Consider whether those things point you toward temporal or eternal realities.