We can’t take it with us. The stuff that we are tempted to chase after and spend all of our time chasing the stuff of this world, we will leave it here with us.
When we pass from this life into true life, the stuff of this world will stay here.
We, in our lives, should not live for, or place our hope and identity in the stuff of earth, but the stuff of heaven.
But, here, here is the key point. When our heart and our lives are on the stuff of heaven, we find life here. When Jesus Christ is our life and our purpose and our heart and mind is fixed on eternity, we find that life here on earth is even better.
In other words, if you want to truly live a life worth living here on the earth, don’t focus on upon the stuff of the earth.
Focus on God.
And you’ll find life here.
CS Lewis said, “Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.”
Listen to how Paul puts it today in 1 Timothy 6:6-10:
Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
Money is neutral. Stuff is neutral. It’s not good, or bad. It’s how we use it. we can use it for good. We can use it for evil.
It’s how we use it. It’s where our heart is.
Where is your heart today? What are you aiming for?
If we aim at heaven, we find life. If we aim at earth, we miss everything else.
May we aim at heaven and focus on what matters! And may we find life!
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