What the Soul Pines For

“I, in turn, will do this to you; I will appoint over you a sudden terror, consumption and fever that will waste away the eyes and cause the soul to pine away; also, you will sow your seed uselessly, for your enemies will eat it up.” (Lev 26:16)
 
Jehovah warned the Israelites of the consequences of not obeying Him and living as He intended them to. However, some of those consequences are subtler than we would expect.
 
He’ll give you a pining soul that wishes for a life that would be more fulfilling.
 
Or a sense of futility that you “sow your seed uselessly” and no matter how hard you work, you can’t get ahead.
 
A lack of fulfillment in life and a sense of hopelessness are real impacts we receive from removing God from our life. When we don’t put God first, all the other pieces don’t fit right. A poor foundation leads to an unsteady building.
 
Check your schedule and then ask, “Is God in my calendar?”
 
Check your bucket list, and then ask, “Are my goals, His goals?”
 
Check your budget, and then ask, “Do I save treasure in heaven or on earth?”
 
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, “What shall we eat? or What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matt 6:31-33)
 
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