Many people are in the rat race, running after achievement and money, they are concerned about what other people think of them. I recently attended a function to the honor of a person who retired. The whole night was about this person, all his achievements, how good he was, and all the things that he still wants to achieve in life but there was nothing about Jesus Christ. If we gain the whole world and we lose our soul, what will it profit us in the end?
Jesus said:”Do not work for bread that perishes but world for bread that will last for eternity,” the kingdom of God and then He will add all the other things to us. Most people run after things that do not matter. They enjoy the praises of other people and they seek the acceptance of this world but they do not care for the acceptance of God. All the praises must go to Jesus. Without Jesus Christ we can do nothing, without his acceptance and approval we have no hope, no future.
We need to seek the approval of Jesus Christ. It doesn't matter what other people think of us. All that matters is to be pleasing to Jesus. He will say to many people that day that they die:”Go away I never knew you, you workers of wickedness.” Most people have no business with Jesus, they don't care for Him but the day that they die they will find out that they have no place with Him. If we do not care for Jesus now, why would He accept us to be with Him for eternity?
What matters to us? What do we wish to gain by the things that we do? Are we seeking riches, acceptance of people, or do we care for the approval of God? To be approved and accepted by Jesus Christ is the only true gain that will matter for eternity.
May Jesus bless you.