Only wisdom that comes from heaven can imbue one’s life with lasting purpose. F. La Gard Smith.
The book of Ecclesiastes seems repulsive with Solomon’s negativity. What Solomon brings into focus is what happens to our perspective when we turn our back on God; when we have “other gods before Him,” our focus becomes skewed. God’s wisdom helps us to see and to understand where our treasure resides, which either links us to, or distracts us from our purpose.
I used to think that other gods were various addictions and behaviors alone, until I learned that idolatry is placing people or pleasure, before my love and worship of God. Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21 (ESV).
Where is your treasure?
- Who or what is taking up residence in your heart? =Your treasure
- How much time do you spend on that person [including self] or pleasure? =Your treasure
- Are you prone to worry? [We only worry about that which we treasure].
Today, I want to encourage you to take some time to think about where your treasure is. Ask Holy Spirit to show you, then [repent] take any time needed to confess misplaced treasure before the Lord. Know that God loves you and therefore will forgive you.
Father, thank you for loving us so much that You provide opportunities for us to examine our heart. Please help us to walk in loving obedience preferring You to everyone, and everything else. And to align our treasure in You. We love you and thank you for redirecting our focus. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Blessings in 2020,
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