“From men of the world, whose portion is in this life, and whose belly You fill with Your treasure; they are satisfied with children, and leave their abundance to their babes. As for me, I shall behold Your face in righteousness; I will be satisfied with Your likeness when I awake.” (Ps 17:14-15)
There is nothing wrong with wanting a good family, to raise children, and to enjoy what blessings we’ve been given and then leave an inheritance to our children. These are noble and healthy things that the Scriptures encourage (see Pr 13:22, Eccl 9:9, and 1 Tim 2:2)
But our desires should be loftier than that. The blessings of this life are the “icing on the cake”, but our portion should not be found here, but hereafter. The psalmist says that beyond the joys of hearth and home, he seeks to behold God’s face… something we simply cannot do in this life (see Ex 33:20).
We haven’t truly attained what life is all about until we’ve gone the last mile of the way. Press on, better things await.
“I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Php 3:14)
Matt. 4:4 #Biblebites