“The strong man will become tinder, his work also a spark. Thus they shall both burn together and there will be none to quench them.” (Isaiah 1:31)
Our life is short, especially when one considers the eternal God who has always been and always will be. What is life, but a flashing ember that quickly goes out? The Lord calls for us to look at Him and see that in Him is true hope and an eternal future that will never fade, nor be consumed by the insanity that grips a rebellious generation. Turn to the Lord and let not your life be consumed by things that do not matter eternally.
If we place our hope in that which we accomplish in this world, it will fade and eventually pass away. If we place our hope in that which the Lord is doing, it is eternal. He has placed in us the desire for immortality and in that desire is a call to turn to Him. Many will turn away, but You are called this day into His presence. Turn away from the things of this world and to the Lord and live according to His never-failing principles.
Lord, the tug of this world is strong. Help me see that in You alone is their hope and a future. Guide me to focus on the important things in life, beginning with being drawn ever deeper into You and Your presence. Guide me this day to meditate on Your Word and grow in understanding the truth You have revealed for the ages. Help me learn obedience and practice it faithfully. Amen.