Significance is something we all crave. We all long for our lives to matter and that our existence means something to someone, somewhere.
We were created with purpose and for purpose.
Jesus explained that in the world to come, the values of this world will be reversed. Those who seek status and importance here will have none in heaven. Those who are humble here will be great in heaven.
The corrupt condition of our society confuses these values.
We are bombarded by messages that tell us how to be important and how to feel good, and because of that Jesus’ teachings seem alien.
But it’s important to stop from time to time to remind ourselves of our real purpose and remember what life is really all about.
Mark 10:31 – But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then.
Acts 20:35 – ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’
John 12:26 – Anyone who wants to serve me must follow me, because my servants must be where I am. And the Father will honor anyone who serves me.
Matthew 25:35-36 – ‘For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’
James 1:17 – Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
There are only two kinds of people: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, “All right, then, have it your way.” –C.S. Lewis