There are two primary alternatives in life. Most people are consumed with seeking contentment through pleasure. But many people who reach the top and have all the world can offer are still empty on the inside. The alternative is to seek the Lord. Obviously, the Bible tells us it is a good thing to seek the Lord. Listen, “And Asa did good and right in the sight of the Lord his God, for he removed the foreign alters and high places, tore down the sacred pillars, cut down the Asherim, and commanded Judah to seek the Lord God of their fathers and to observe the law and the commandment” (2 Chronicles 14:2-4).
Yes, it is a good thing to seek the Lord. This does not mean that having a good job and accumulating wealth is bad. Not at all. The problem is that we believe real contentment will come through a good job and money. But we are seeking that contentment in the wrong places. Lasting contentment comes by serving God through Jesus Christ. Financial security can dissolve before our eyes, and a lifetime of labor can be lost in a moment. But inner peace of heart and contentment is something that cannot be lost if it comes from God. This is why Jesus says, “Come to me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). This inner rest and peace of conscience is something that is priceless, and so Jesus exhorts us, “Strive to enter the narrow door, for many I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able” (Luke 13:24).
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