Today you should read: Isaiah 38
Temporary versus Eternal
Often we get confused. Sometimes we just forget. What matters and what doesn’t. What will last forever, and what won’t last past our lifetimes – or this year – or today. Because we forget, we treat them with equal intensity – or sometimes even give major preference to fleeting over lasting. It’s a critical error in judgment that stifles our effectiveness and brings regrets.
How often have you heard someone elderly say… I wish I had… or, If I had life to live over I would… I’m not brilliant – but it seems to me if we – who have a few years left on planet earth – can change this in our lives – then we should.
That’s what Hezekiah is faced with in Isaiah 39 – understanding what he should hold onto and what really matters.
So… what are some Temporary things?
Neither of these lists are meant to be exhaustive but…
▪ material things
▪ God’s love in salvation
▪ God’s Word
▪ relationships with other believers
▪ service I do in Jesus name
Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Mathew 6:20
So… think about it today. What are you holding onto that you need to release? What are you letting slip through your fingers that you should grip for dear life? Don’t live today by accident – chose on purpose.
There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever. 2 Corinthians 4:18 (MSG)
Posted by: Tim Parsons