“Fear the Lord, you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need. Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.”
Psalms 34:9-10 NLT
Living for Jesus is the best life. To settle for anything less is selling yourself short. Living for the One who, Himself, is life, is the purpose of life itself. The One who created all things is the One who knows the most intricate details of life. He is the author. He is the owner. Ignoring the owners manual is detrimental to anyone who is a automobile owner. There are specifications for tire size, air pressure, oil weight, transmission fluid, maintenance intervals, gas octane, etc. Driving a car vehicle without maintaining it is like waiting for it to break down. The same is true for human beings. Ignoring the specifications of The Word Of God is absolutely detrimental to the life we now live and the eternity that awaits us. Should we choose to ignore the Owners's Manual, a break down is coming. Solomon, in his elder years, left us some very important words to live by: “That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty. God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad.”Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 NLT What a book end to a life that was lived in learning, lust, liquor, and luxury. Solomon knew everything a man could desire in his fleshly nature, yet he looked back, in retrospect over his life, with regret. His one regret was that He had not served the Lord as he could have. He spent the flower of his life on all the things that wouldn't last and then he handed the stem to God. He burned the candle of his life with temporary satisfaction and blew the smoke of a burned out life in the face of God. Solomon would beg of us to take inventory of our lives and carefully consider who and what we are living for. God wants our best! He isn't a cosmic kill joy. He is our Father! He knows what's best and He wants what's best. I choose to live for, and serve, Him! How about you?
Rev. Curtis Norris