The most important work you do today will be the love you express.
It’s often tempting to measure success in terms of how many material accomplishments we chalk up. “Did I get through my to-do list?” the human mind asks. “Did I earn enough money, achieve sufficient fame, or impress my boss?” the list goes on.
We all have jobs to do, errands to run and tasks that need to be accomplished to keep our lives in order. But what we accomplish materially is of small significance compared to what we accomplish spiritually.
What we accomplish spiritually sticks with us forever. What we do materially passes away.
Mortal mind may get through its to-do list, but what happens next? Another to-do list appears, and the cycle is never ending.
Genuine accomplishment is work that gets us out of the repetitive cycle of material want to finding wholeness and completeness in God. And this is accomplished through love.
“Love God with your whole heart,” the Bible instructs. And “love your neighbor as yourself.” Obedience to these commands leads thought to the kingdom of heaven where there is spiritual completeness and no material want. It brings gain into your life that blesses you forever.
If you have a to-do list, put loving God and your neighbor as your number one priority! The love you live, feel and express will make you a better person, add joy to your day, bring you closer to God, and bring you gain that lasts.
Jesus Christ taught,
“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it!” Matthew 13:45,46, NLT.
Divine Love is the “pearl of great value.” Nothing of the temporal world even begins to compare.