Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Bigger Picture

 29All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.
 30A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
 31They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this. 

The Bigger Picture

At the end of Psalm 22, David takes a moment to pause and look at the bigger picture. As he looked around at his kingdom, he realized that in reality, his domain was just a small part of a bigger world, and that world was just a small part in the continuum of time. His kingdom would pass away, but the God's eternal kingdom would never end.

As we look upon our own world today we should ask ourselves the question, "What really matters?" Or, better yet, "Who really matters?" One may rise up, and for a time seem to be the most important person alive, but where will they be in 5, 10, or 20 years? In time, another will always rise to take their place. 

When one considers the bigger picture--from the beginning to the end of time, who matters the most? God! David reminds us that no one can keep alive his own soul, and in the end, all will worship God! How can he say that, after all, not everyone even believes in God?

That will no longer be the situation; at the end of time all truth will be revealed for what it is. There will not be a man or woman alive, or who has ever lived who will not believe in God! And, there will not be a man or woman alive, or who has ever lived who will not bow down before God and worship Him! Unfortunately, for many, the day of salvation will have passed; what a sobering thought!

As we embark upon our duties of this day, let us look at the bigger picture and remember who we really serve, and let us pray that the circumstances of this life will not deter us from faithfully serving Him!

God Bless You,


Anonymous said...

Linda - I woke up this morning and searched for a devotional online. Yours was the first one I picked of the choices presented, and I am glad I did. You have a unique voice, and a gift of wisdom. May God continue to bless you in all your endeavors.

Linda Croft said...

Thank you for your kind words. What a wonderful God we serve!