Read Psalm 100-102
They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed. But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end. Psalm 102:26-27
The works of God’s hands - the temporal things of this world - will eventually all pass away. The people, the kingdoms, the foundations of the earth itself will all disappear, but the Lord Himself will remain forever. The things of this world are temporary, but God is eternal.
Once we have this concept well in hand, we have a better perspective of our purpose in life. We can strive for wealth, power and position, trying to have bigger, better and more beautiful than those around us, but it’s all temporary. Once we’re gone, someone else will take the things we’ve gathered over the years and have an estate sale.
But the things we do for the Lord, laying up our treasures in heaven, those things will last. While people and things grow old and thrown away like last year’s clothes, leading someone to the Lord, being a blessing to those around us and our obedience to Him on a daily basis are what really matter. We may change from day to day - even hour to hour - but He will stay the same forever.
What is it that you’re striving for today? Is it just enough money to pay the bills or are you laying up a treasure in heaven? Do you just want to make it through the day or are you rejoicing in the people around you and the places you find yourself? Circumstances change, but God’s promises remain for all eternity.