“If you will listen carefully to the voice of The LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, obeying His commands and keeping all His decrees, then God will not make you suffer any of the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am The LORD Who heals you.” –Exodus 15:26
The Word stands for always, Amen.
While we can use the things of this world, of this earthly existence, we must not trust in them. We must not set our affections and hopes on them, for they are passing away. The whole “fashion” of this world is going to change, so that the next world will be radically different from it. We should be focusing on the things that will last into the next world and forever.
And we pray:
We know, LORD, that it is easy for us to get too focused on the passing things of this life and to forget the eternal things that matter most. Help us to hold this world’s goods “loosely” and not trust in them but instead in You. You are our inheritance, our portion, and our everlasting reward. You are our focus, surround us in and with Your Love, Shine through us LORD, we pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.