Ecclesiastes 2:26 “To the person who pleases HIM, GOD gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner HE gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases GOD. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.”
Meaning Blessed Milestones
By our choice, there are meaningless goals set upon us,
on shoulders so weakened while “wrestling” control…
from the LORD WHO remains unaffected by error. Still surely secured within Sovereignty’s role!
So how often, as Jacob, we struggle with CHRIST somehow thinking we see past the now and hereafter!
Then HE hobbles our walk as a
lasting reminder creation cannot take the place of its MASTER!
Thereby ridding our lives of both pride and its flaws, so new milestones rise from Self’s ashes receding!
Thus YESHUA refills every chamber at will in our vessels of clay… with the blessing of meaning!
As HIServant within sight of HIS presence — preplanned,
Devotional: In Ecclesiastes 2:26 we see that those with the wrong milestones in their sights will store up wealth for others, for “those that please GOD”.
We may feel that we’ve been on both sides of this truth at times in life. Regardless, the here and now of being in HIS will and precious presence means our focus must solely be CHRIST alone, our HOPE of Glory!
Matthew 22:35-40 “’You must love the LORD your GOD with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the other commandments and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”
There are three awesome milestones we must seek to achieve by and through HIS indwelling strength.
Love JESUS with all your heart, soul and mind!
In Luke 10:25-37, we see the story of the Good Samaritan. HE tests the Pharisees as to which of the three observers of the wounded man acted as his neighbor. In verse 37 we read, “The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him. JESUS told him, “Go and do likewise.”
This verse is directly to us also. This is our milestone directive! Have and shower others with mercy!
Then…we CAN love our neighbor as ourselves because our focus is so clearly displayed to us through HIS life and example while walking this earth.
James 4:6 “But HE gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “GOD opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”
Therefore self pride, separate from CHRIST, is INDEED meaningless. Pointless foolishness and completely errant thinking. But GOD! Rich in mercy and grace called us to walk in the good works HE ordained for our lives before the beginning of time.
THESE are the milestones we should have in our sights as those which CANNOT be compromised, diluted, delayed or ignored!!
Beloved, our greatest joy rests within the completion of such tasks which gives us spiritual wealth as HIS children. Thus! Go, oh my soul…and do you likewise!
Amen and amen!