Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Eternal Retirement

We are not home here.

I feel less and less attached to this world and all it boasts. Don't get me wrong. I most certainly enjoy the myriad of blessings which He so generously bestows, many of which are tied to this life. They are our portion as His children and I will declare loudly that I serve a God who provides exceedingly abundantly beyond my highest expectations. I will boast most gladly in all that comes from His hand. And should we not do so? I say, "Yes!! Give credit where credit is due!"

But my chief delight is Him.

My highest goal is to know Him, serve Him well, and love Him with single-hearted devotion. He alone can bring a true perspective in this life. Apart from Him our understanding is cock-eyed, lopsided, twisted, and out of kilter. Truth found in Him brings clarity -- we learn that this world is not worth living for. The earth and all in it are passing; our very lives are as the grass of the field, withering as they bloom.

I read the Word of God, and within a sentence or two, a few pages possibly, or, for a select number, several chapters, the stories of whole lives are begun and ended. Just this morning I was considering Aaron.
"...strip Aaron of his garments and put them on Eleazar his son; for Aaron shall be gathered to his people and die there." Numbers 20:26
And that is just what happened. Just like that. Done. Then in 30 short days the people of Israel moved on, just as if he had never been there. Because, after all, God's purposes are much bigger than you or me, and it doesn't all stop when we do.

That's actually relieving. But still, it is revealing of the triviality of this life apart from Him. The only stuff that will last forever is the stuff of His kingdom.

So, I guess I want to invest wisely, live shrewdly, walk circumspectly because the days are evil, rejoice in His manifold blessings to me, and delight myself wholly in the lord.

It's the best retirement plan out there.


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Good post.

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