Updated: Sep 16, 2021
Philippians 1:10 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.
You know Jesus is returning. He's coming back for the church. The question is are you ready?
Paul here is wanting the church to understand what's important. In the light of eternity what really matters.
Many people think that money matters so they base their life on acquiring as much money as possible.
Many people believe that it’s love that matters, so they base their lives on fulfilling love and relationships.
Others believe that education, fame, or image matters. Some even believe in causes or social justice matters.
And although many of these things are okay in themselves; do they really matter?
Money, love, education, image, justice; none of it matters when you stand before God on judgement day.
You know my children often will bicker over small insignificant things. "She stole my sweet, he is wearing my socks." We often say, "Hey! Does it really matter?"
Sometimes a crisis, a pandemic puts into perspective what really matters.
The money, the relationship, the image, the degree at the end of the day does it really matter?
As the song says:
All I once held dear, built my life upon
All this world reveres and wars to own
All I once thought gain I have counted loss
Spent and worthless now, compared to this
Knowing You, Jesus
There is no greater thing
You're my all, You're the best
You're my joy, my righteousness
And I love You, Lord.
All that really matters on judgement day is did you accept Jesus or reject Him? Heaven or Hell, Life or death. You know your Soul that's what really matters.
No Jesus or Know Jesus. It’s a choice. You matter. Jesus really matters.
Getting right with God and knowing Jesus first before all this other stuff is what really matters.
Father thank You for Jesus. Thank You that all this other stuff really doesn't matter. I want to know You more today Jesus there is no greater thing. Draw me close to You so all this other stuff fades away, In Jesus name amen.