Have you looked at the Top 10 Lists for 2009 and for the decade of the 2000s? This has been all over the TV, internet, radio, and magazines for the last few weeks. Those who have achieved are lauded in the categories of wealth, popularity, athletic prowess, educational excellence, idiocy, political ascension and descension… and on and on it goes. Regardless of the countless categories of Top 10 Lists, one thing is shared in common by all of them. Nothing of lasting importance is heralded!
I am reminded of scripture when it says to avoid storing up treasures on earth that rot and are stolen by thieves but to store up treasure in Heaven where it is totally secure and has the most value (my paraphrase).
I know personally of men who preach the word of God faithfully who are working at half their normal salary because the economic downturn has reduced the giving for our church to a great extent. I know women who are teaching Sunday School in multiple services week after week because there is no one else to help them. I know people who are giving to the needy even though they do not know when or if their needs will be met.
Are these people on a Top 10 List? Not here on earth but in Heaven they will be rewarded. God is not unable nor is He slow to recognize and reward work done in His name to His glory. Let’s spend 2010 being more concerned about things that really matter.
The Truthinator wishes you and yours a most blessed New Year.