Wednesday, August 1, 2018
While waiting in the customer’s lounge earlier today as our car got it’s scheduled maintenance, I was subjected to watch a program who had as a special guest, a so-called life coach. He was expounding his personally devised method on how to find true happiness and fulfillment. As usual, the host as well as the audience was “eating it up.” To me, it was one more reminder of man’s futile attempts to get the best out of life with God completely out of the picture.
Three bible verses immediately came to mind as I continued watching this silliness: (1) (Proverbs 14:12) “There is a way that seems right to a man, but it’s end is the way of death. (1 Corinthians 1:20) “Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?” and (James 1:17) “Whatever is good and perfect comes to us from God. He is the One Who made all light. He does not change. No shadow is made by His turning.”
As I meditated on these verses in light of the foolishness I was watching on the screen, these questions came to mind. Really, can men take us to true happiness and fulfillment, and not God? Can anyone else, other than God, offer us an abundant life? Outside of God, (Christ) Can we find love, peace, joy, hope, and assurance, among other excellent things? Almost all true children of God have been on both sides of the fence, so to speak. If our life before Jesus was so great, wouldn’t most of us rush back to it? No, sir! Even little dogs will drop an old dry piece of bone when offered a fresh piece of meat or chicken. Here’s the bottom line: Don’t be fooled by imitations. All you will ever need to be truly happy, fulfilled and satisfied in this life, will be found in Christ.
God’s promise for today: (Proverbs 19:23) “The fear of the Lord leads to life, And he who has it will abide in satisfaction; He will not be visited with evil.”