The scripture for today, February 17 (2/17), is 1st John 2:17 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
Have you lost anything very important to you lately? Has it left you feeling empty?
Were you injured and cannot participate in a certain sport anymore? Are your bones growing old, and you have to get around in a wheelchair? Did you lose a savings or part of your income and no longer can buy fancy clothes, a shiny car, a big house? Did you miss out on being a chairman for your committee or official for your community and all the importance that comes with it?
The previous verse in the KJV says there are three basic types of sins: Lust of the flesh and eye, and pride.
Is your loss devastating to you? Do you now feel worthless? Do you sometimes even have fleeting thoughts that life is no longer worth living?
Or perhaps you recently obtained your heart’s desire. Were you satisfied? Or have you already begun to look higher, wanting a little more?
Take a deep look at yourself? Do you think you will ever be truly satisfied? What are your cravings? Are they all that important? Are they all that valuable?
Only one thing can ever give you what you truly crave ~ doing the gentle will of God. He is your Creator, and he knows what will make you happy. Then you can have all you ever craved in his world ~ forever.
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