Philippians 1:9-10 (NLT) I pray that your love will overflow
more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and
understanding. For I want you to
understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives
until the day of Christ’s return.
There are many things that matter: family &
friends, health, a fully charged device, good grades, career, success, paying
the bills, eating well, exercise, safety, church, prayer, helping others, a
favorite TV show or sports team, popularity, nice clothes, reliable internet, having
a clean house and/or car, a manicured lawn & garden… What else
would you add to this list? What matters
for your life?
What really matters?
Today’s verse says the things that really matter
result from overflowing love and deep faith.
Which of the things on your list are a result of your increasing
knowledge and understanding of Jesus, His kingdom on earth and His plan for
your life? Which result from setting
aside your personal desires, caring deeply for others and taking particular
notice of the underprivileged? Which result
from honoring God above all else and making your relationship with Him a
priority? Which result from realizing
that everything belongs to God and you are merely called to steward it?
Read the verse one more time, noticing the
connecting phrase ‘so that’. Why is it
important to figure out what really matters?
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