Truth for Today

Truth for Today

Truth for Today

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KINGS come and go ...

THINKING SCRIPTUREPosted by Douglas J H Mowat Wed, August 09, 2017 12:06:06

My daily reading at the moment is in the Old Testament First book of Kings.

I've noticed how that the reigns of many kings of Judah / Israel are recorded concisely, in a matter of a few verses. No doubt important rulers in their day, but meriting only the briefest of glances in the Word of God. The salient points of their reigns were not their military might or material wealth. Rather the Bible focuses on their relationship with God.

When all is said and done, that is surely all that matters. In one hundred years from now, most of us will be totally forgotten. Any legacy we think we will leave will have long faded. Things that interest / obsess us today will be totally meaningless. What will remain eternally is our standing with God.

I'm encouraged today to try to view things from an eternal standpoint. To get my priorities re-calibrated. To focus on what really matters. Around 2000 years ago Paul wrote: We look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal (2 Cor. 4:18)

Let's live today with eternity in view.