"Know the Generosity of God…and never thirst" (John 4)
Know the Generosity of God…and never thirst! (John 4)

What is Important?

My mom, who is now 80 years old, broke her back last week.  She is not even sure how it happened.  I have decided that old age is not something to look forward to.  She even told me that the golden years are all a myth.  Preparing for our retirement and our end days on earth are so difficult.  So many to things to think about – Will I have enough money to sustain me until I die?  Where will I go when I can no longer take care of myself?  How will I pay for care and where will I live?  Who should I instruct to handle all of my affairs?

In 1 Kings 2:1-10, King David knows he is about to die.  He has already appointed his son, Solomon to be King in his place.  Before he dies, he gives his son, Solomon instructions: “Be strong.  Be courageous, and keep the charge of the Lord your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statues, his, commandments, his ordinances, and his testimonies…”  I wonder how many of us would give that instruction to the ones we are leaving behind?  Because I am thinking I would say something like, “Here is all my bills; here is the deed to my house; and here is my life insurance policy, etc…” I wonder if being a godly person is to have our minds and hearts on godly things – not earthly things?

Let us pray…Dear God, help us to set our minds on you and what is important to you – not what is important here on earth.  Help us to prepare for our death by understanding your heavenly realm.  We pray this in your name.  Amen.


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