July 31, 2017

Read 2 Corinthians 4:4

In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

I recently attended the funeral of a former co-worker. This person had accumulated a lot of monetary wealth, untold possessions, traveled the world but had never trusted in Jesus. He was always putting it off and he kept saying, “right now I have too much life to live.” He even laughed at times about negotiating with God, if there is really a God, about his place in heaven. He was always too busy working and accumulating wealth and things that it cost him his marriages and relationships with his children as well as his salvation. He was a great provider of material things but failed to provide the most important thing: Love.

His obituary and eulogy, given by a brother, listed all his business and financial accomplishments but could not give an affiliation with any church or an organization that was family oriented. One of his wives was overheard to comment, “tomorrow came sooner than he expected and wonder how his negotiations are going”. His oldest son commented that it is hard to miss someone you hardly know. The youngest daughter wondered who was going to get his convertible.

As I left the funeral service, I thought what a sad waste of life. God wants the very best for us but in return he expects our very best. Am I giving God my very best in everything? Are you giving God your very best? Is God speaking to us about any area in our life? Have we let Satan blind us? I pray this week that we will be more attuned to God’s voice in our lives.