Friday, November 22, 2013

WHAT REALLY COUNTS


All my life I have wanted to be an expert at something.
Almost anything.  But I never made it.

After a long life (A few months shy of four score years.)
I realized that no mortals are experts at anything.
Some are only better guessers than others.
The only true expert at anything is God himself.

I was not endowed with a lot of strength.
Just sufficient for my task.  The gym might
have been a help.  But that just looks like paying
out good money to work up a sweat, and does
not put any bread on the table.

Riches are fickle and fleeting.
If you watch the news over a period of time
you will notice that riches do not satisfy, 
at least for very long.

So what does count????

God said,

"The wise should not boast of their wisdom,
nor the strong of their strength,
nor the rich of their wealth.
If any want to boast, 
they should boast that they know and understand me,
because my love is constant,
and I do what is just and right.
These are the things that please me."
(Jeremiah 9:23,24 TEV)

Consequently,
with God's help I want to spend the remainder of
my days becoming better acquainted with God.
That is what really counts.

2 comments:

Sonja Goodson said...

That's it Luther! That's ALL that counts, and as the horizon gets closer, we see that more clearly.

Good words.

Sassy Granny ... said...

I've been catching up with your encouragements, Luther. I especially appreciate this one. The bookcase tells me a lot, especially when I consider the frayed edges on the Bible depicted in various other posts.

I'd say you've chosen the better part (like Mary).

Blessings upon you & yours,
Kathleen