“Give me understanding, that I may keep Your law and observe it with mny whole heart” (Psalm 119:34, ESV). A Bible class teacher told his class the story of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-3 1 ). He highlighted the plight ofLazarus and the blatant neglect of the rich man. One was privileged in this world while the other found peace in Heaven. After sharing these truths, the teacher posed this question to his class: “Which would you rather be – the rich man or Lazarus?” One boy raised his hand and replied, Id like to be the rich man while I’m living and Lazarus when I die.” The young boy expressed what many feel about this life and eternal life. We have to decide in which kingdom we will serve because God has not given us the option of serving in both kingdoms simultaneously. Commitment involves choosing to be faithful to one while forsaking the other. The Psalmist encourages us to choose the path of light.
He cries out, Teach me, O Lord Give me understanding. .. Turn my eyes . Establish Your word to Your servant.” We must long for the teachings of God. They are the path that leads to His eternal blessings.
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