“How long will you love what will certainly fail you?” Psalm 4:2, NIrV.
King David poses this question to make the Israelites see the foolishness of seeking after false gods. You might not be bowing down to idols, but you might still benefit from pondering King David’s question. In the New Testament, Jesus taught that we are to prioritize nothing above God. Our hearts and minds are to be set on God, and we are to seek our fulfillment in Him. This doesn’t mean that we cannot enjoy things like family, work and play, but we are not to go to these things to find meaning for our lives. Things and even people cannot fulfill us. God can.
The King James Version translates King David’s question as “How long will ye love vanity?”, with vanity referring to something empty.
There’s nothing but frustration in loving what will certainly fail you. It’s foolishness to seek after that which has no real value. You were made for God. Seek Him.
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV
Flourish Mentoring Announcement:
If you applied to be a mentor or a mentee, expect to hear whether you’ve been matched and if so, with whom the week of Feb. 27. Please continue to pray for this ministry as we make the matches and launch!