This is Week 7 of this series, so today I am blogging about the letter “G”. 🙂
“G” being Gold….
I was raised with a love for the beautiful things. I love things that sparkle and glisten. I really do (even though I am SO not a girly girl type). There is nothing I enjoy more than a beautiful aria; a lovely ballet. Sweet smelling blossoms in the garden. We all love things that are beautiful. It simply cannot be helped.
Ezekiel 28:17 Your heart was proud because of your beauty;
you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor.
I cast you to the ground; I exposed you before kings,
to feast their eyes on you.
Are we really to love all things beautiful ? They say that “All that glitters isn’t gold.” And its true. When we think about what the Word of God says about things that glitter and are gold, there is an important lesson for us to remember. Its natural to be drawn to those people and things that are so full of beauty.
But what about the things that are tattered and torn? We may be eager to share the Gospel with that neighbor next door who smells so nice and always is dressed to the nines. But what about that guy on the side of the road with the sign, “Will work for food”….Are we willing to reach out and see how precious are those that are not so “beautiful” in our eyes?
Proverbs 8:19 – My fruit [is] better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.
How we need to see things and individuals as God sees them. How we need to value His creation, His word, and His Kingdom more than all other things. Do not let yourself be distracted by things that are beautiful that you fall as did so many in the pages of our Bible. Let us never be so focused on all that we have and all that we see. But let us remember that what truly matters is all that is eternal.
Psalms 119:127 – Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.