All the hustle and bustle of this world can block our view and vision of heaven. Life can be so cluttered with work and play that not only do we neglect thoughts of eternal glory, sometimes Christians neglect spiritual disciplines and worship times of the church family. We must keep our priorities straight with God topping the list. A wise Christian will focus on heaven because it will serve as a compass for life. Consider the following article to keep your head screwed on straight:
HE MADE ONE MISTAKE
He wore his boots when it rained. He brushed his teeth twice a day with a nationally advertised toothpaste. The doctor examined him twice a year. He slept with the windows open and he stuck to his diet with plenty of fresh vegetables. He relinquished his tonsils and traded in several worn-out glands. He golfed, but never more than 18 holes at a time. He got eight hours of sleep every night – never smoked, drank, or lost his temper.
He was all set to live to be a hundred. His funeral will be held Tuesday. He is survived by eight specialists, three health institutions, two gymnasiums and numerous manufactures of health foods and antiseptics. His one mistake – he forgot God and lived as if this world was all. He is now with those who say, “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved” (Jeremiah 8:20).
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:19-21).
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33).