FRIDAY 19 August, 2016
What Really Matters Most
So the king said to him, “Why do you speak anymore of your matters? I have said, ‘You and Ziba divide the land.’” Then Mephibosheth said to the king, “Rather, let him take it all, inasmuch as my lord the king has come back in peace to his own house.” - 2 Samuel 19:29-30
Mephibosheth listened to the king’s judgment, the land was to be divided, Ziba would now own half. However, Mephibosheth was not really concerned over who owned the land. Ziba could gain all the property––it did not matter. Mephibosheth was far more concerned with David’s welfare––the king’s return to his own house in peace.
What does this show you? The sincere love Mephibosheth had for the king. He never let his earthly affairs and troubles cloud his sight of what really matters most in life. He cared more about his king’s life, than his own––amazing.
Knowing what is of real value in life is very important––but never lose your eternal perspective. Jesus said to his disciples: But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you (Matthew 6:33). Place the Lord as a first priority in your life. As you do, God will take care of your earthly affairs and troubles:
Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? (Matthew 6:26-27).
Are you so concerned over earthly affairs and troubles that you have lost sight of what matters most in life? Do you have an eternal perspective?
Life, if properly viewed in any aspect, is great, but mainly great when viewed in its relation to the world to come.
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