PKL COMMUNIQUÉ 3/8/17
Psalm 37:1-4 Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
We don’t have to look very far to discover people who live without God, throw morality to the wind and yet have great success, wealth and influence. Sometimes we may envy them because of what they have or their position in society.
But that is all they have, and everything they own will fade or may go on the auction block for someone else to own and enjoy – for a while. We all know that wealth, material goods and popularity will fade and disappear. If there was no alternative in life then eat drink and be merry for he who dies with the most toys wins. Really?
There is a better outlook. God’s divine and inerrant word teaches that just as we can have ‘treasures’ on earth, we can also have treasures in heaven that will not disappoint, fade or grow old and boring.
What we have on earth may last a lifetime, but what is 80-95 years compared to forever? Instead of envying those who have more but without God we are to delight ourselves in the Lord and commit our ways to him.
To delight in someone is to enjoy being in their presence. This will take place when we learn more and more about that person. The more we are in God’s presence the more we will know His great love, mercy and compassion and greater our delight.
To commit ourselves to God is to entrust everything – life, family, wealth, job and family into his hands for direction. This means recognizing that God can take better care of every area of life better than we can. Take your eyes off this world and look into his holiness.
By the Way:
Tonight: 6:30 Adult bible study. Pages 227-238
Sunday 12, 9:00 Morning worship.
10:30 Sunday school. 4:00-5:00 Living Last Supper practice for disciples.
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