The Delightful Way


Let Us Therefore Strive to Enter that Rest
May 30, 2007, 6:50 am
Filed under: Spiritual Life

Today’s Daily Light on the Daily Path entry is rich:

http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/devotions/daily.light/?date=2007-05-30

Particularly meaningful for me is a verse in the middle of the passage: “Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you.”

One of my major struggles this year has been trusting that God’s ways are best. Our culture tells me that I, as a 20-year-old young man, should be going to college, getting a career started, getting a gf and/or a wife, amassing fun and toys. God tells me I should be working at a ministry, foregoing the accolades and the accomplishments and the activities that mark the “wide way.” In a way, I am laboring for “enduring food” — my “wages” are in heaven.

The reality is that I have been called to this ministry and others are called to other things—careers, college, marriage. We are to be diligent to make our calling and election sure. (Of course, this verse has a lot of depth; I won’t unpack it here). We live in a war, not in a blessed paradise (yet). Therefore, we must seek to fight this fight, to run this race in such a way as to win the prize. I would challenge you: Are striving for the Kingdom of God? Are you violently seeking His Kingdom first?

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