For what hath man of all his labour…wherein he hath laboured under the sun?
It is all but impossible these days to get people to pay any attention to things that really matter. The broad cynic in our modern civilization is likely to ask: “What really matters, after all?”
It is our personal relationship to God that really matters!
That takes priority over everything else, for no man can afford to live or die under the frowning displeasure of God. Yet, name one modern device that can save him from it. Where can a man find security? Can philosophy help him? or psychology? or science? or atoms or wonder drugs or vitamins?
Only Christ can help him, and His aid is as old as man’s sin and man’s need.
A few other things matter to be sure. We must trust Christ completely. We must carry our cross daily. We must love God and our fellow men. We must fulfill our commission as ambassadors of Christ among men. We must grow in grace and in the knowledge of God and come at last to our end like a ripe shock of corn at harvest time.
These are the things that really matter!
Lord, the world tells me that fitness and finances are the measures for success and happiness. But I know in my heart that my personal relationship with You is the one thing in my life that really matters!