I John 2:17 “The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.”
In my bathroom are dozens of tubes and pots and containers of lotions, cleansers and cosmetics, each one promising to make me look younger and more beautiful. Many of them promise to reverse time, take away wrinkles, make my skin look like it did twenty years ago. And yes, I use them. They make me feel pretty, even if they don’t do a thing. But the cold hard truth is, I’m getting older. Nothing is going to change that.
Why does everything have to get old? The new dress we were so excited to wear last year is now outdated. The new car we worked so hard for now has thousands of miles on it, and is worth only a fraction of its original value. Even the house, which we spend most of our lives trying to pay off, will eventually need a new roof and new A/C. Everything in this world will eventually pass away. And yet, we continue to pour our lives into acquiring more and more and more of these things.
There is a better way to spend our lives. God’s Word assures us that if we live for Him, we will live forever. Though our flesh may rot, our souls will appreciate in value! As we invest our lives in doing the will of our Father, we become more like Him, and in that, we are worth more with each passing moment.
Dear Father, Thank You for the promise of eternal life. Please help me to invest my life in the things that will last, not in the things that will pass away.