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 or your bones are getting 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 an official for a committee or 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 recently you actually obtained your heart’s desire. Were you satisfied? Or did you begin 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 us what we truly crave ~ doing the gentle will of God. He is our Creator and he knows what will make us happy. Then we can have all we ever craved ~ forever.