15 December 2010

Loving Life

1 Peter 3:10-11 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

Came across this passage recently. Here the Lord reminds us one more time that the way to be genuinely happy and the way to really enjoy life is far different than we’re tempted to think.

It’s not to do whatever you want. It’s not to get whatever you want. It’s not to do your own thing or go your own way. It’s not to set out and achieve your goals and your ambitions. It’s not to stockpile massive quantities of stuff. It’s not shopping trips. It’s not vacations. It’s not going to the latest movie or playing the latest video game. It’s not watching your team win the championship.

It’s to obey God and live for others. That simple, if you really believe God’s word. Brethren, when will we allow our faith to take us to that point?

Leonard Ravenhill said, “One of these days some simple soul will pick up the Book of God, read it, and believe it. Then the rest of us will be embarrassed.” God help me be that simple soul! Amen.