Building snowmen or sand castles?
- Building snowmen or sand castles?
Job 8:9 - For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:
Have you seen children building snowmen or sand castles? They enjoy doing it and they put a lot of efforts to make it. After they have made it they take pleasure, admiring it for some time, and then they will bring it down with their own hands or will leave it for others to trample it or let nature to do the job. All achievements of man on earth are like those snowmen and sandcastles. The structures and landmarks which man builds maybe with bricks and stones, of concrete and iron or it may even be achievements in science or status in life, these may be there for a period of time but one day they will all face destruction and cease to exist. What ever we do in this world are just writings on a blackboard, every now and then the duster will come down over it and erase them all, along with our lives. The only things which we do for the Kingdom of God will be written in the Book of Remembrance and these are kept for all generations, till the end of creation, and these will be rewarded by God.
What are your priorities in life what are you trying to build? Is it a status in life, a name for your self, a monument, a designation? Make sure these are not top of your list, for you will land up as a big zero when the time of auditing comes. Reflect on what are your achievements in God's Kingdom? How many entries have you managed to get in your name, in the Book of Remembrance? Give this a thought...
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord God, open my eyes and blow away the smog which clouds my vision. Let me release what is temporary and what is permanent, and put my priorities in right order. This prayer I make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
14 Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?
15 And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.
16 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
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